Sunday, July 06, 2008

New Orleans jazz-style sendoff

Hans Klint, former paramour of yours truly and now deceased, once told me that he'd like to have a New Orleans jazz-style funeral. All that moroseness at funerals just didn't seem the right way to go; he wanted music, and people having a good time on his behalf. If he couldn't be there for the party, at least there should be a party.

So that's what we're doing. Patience Frederiksen and her son, Chris Klint, are coming up here from Anchorage on Monday, and on Tuesday evening we're having a memorial/funeral for Hans Klint, Chris' father. Patience has the dirge and dance music, and made up a program. So here's the particulars:

When: 6:30 pm, Tuesday, July 8
Where: Ester Dome Summit, Ullrhavn (where the ski lodge used to be). We'll meet here and head up to a suitable spot nearby.
Bring: photos of Hans, memories to share, recordings of him singing if you've got them. The photo above is from 1987 or so, at the Blue Marlin (now the Marlin) on College Road, where Hans used to live and work. After the funeral/memorial, there will be a gathering at the Marlin.

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