I attended my aunt’s funeral today. She was 38 years old. Its a terrible tragedy. While I was there I noticed so many different types of mums in the flowers she received. I always associate mums with funerals. Wanna know why? I began to think back to other funerals I have been to recently, my uncle, my favorite cousin, and my nephew and I realized they all had a ton of mums there as well. All of their sprays on their caskets were made of mums and roses.
Other flowers have such a happier life. When I think of roses, I think of romance and second dates. I think of anniversaries, birthdays, and the day my beautiful boys were brought home. When I think of lilies, I think of my grandmother’s garden and life even after $5000 worth of dirt. Even peace lilies which are given at alot of funerals have a happier life. They can live almost forever if cared for.
So chrysanthemums (mums) I feel for you and wish you a better send off. There are 30 species of mums and they are all beautiful. They deserve a happier existence than death on a casket or grave. They deserve to be thought of as well as roses. They are beautiful flowers.
Sadly though, they will always be funeral flowers to me.