To say the least, Eli McCann will remember his birthday for a long time. In 2017, he was preparing to blow out his 33rd birthday surrounded by his companion, his friends and his family. But for this special day, he was not allowed to balloons, confetti and gifts of all kinds … No, Eli McCann actually attended his own funeral. Her then boyfriend, who has since become her husband, had the bizarre idea of planning a funeral for her because he felt that people shouldn’t have to die in order for their friends to say why they loved them. For the occasion, Skylar decorated a friend’s house, going so far as to create a fake coffin consisting of an ironing board and pillows. He also hung pictures of Eli around the altar and arranged for all the guests to dress in black.
To make things even more realistic, Skylar also asked people to ignore Eli during the “funeral” as if he was actually dead. The attorney, who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, said his partner’s creativity left him “speechless” that day. Speaking to the Mirror, he recalled that weird day in 2017, saying, “He told me we were going to a nice dinner so we had to get dressed. Twenty minutes later we arrived at the house. a friend where I could see all the windows were darkened with curtains which I found strange. He said we had to stop inside and say hello so I got out of the car. ” When he arrived at his friend’s house, Eli McCann did not immediately understand what his companion had prepared for him.
In 2017 my husband (then boyfriend) threw a surprise funeral for my birthday because “people shouldn’t have to die in order for their friends to gather and say why they loved them.” He instructed everyone to ignore me so it would be like I was a ghost visiting my own wake. pic.twitter.com/bQkzjW4w8Q
– Eli McCann (@EliMcCann) October 22, 2020
Eli McCann found the day “perfect”
“As soon as we entered I saw about fifteen of my friends all dressed in black sitting on chairs pretending to cry softly. My husband immediately sat down and a friend in priestly attire stood up and greeted him. everyone at my funeral. They all pretended that they couldn’t see or hear me during the whole service, said the lawyer, who weirdly has fond memories of his 33rd birthday. ignored, I just sat in one of the chairs and watched the service. It was so lovely, funny and morbid and I loved every second. ” The funeral service lasted approximately 30 minutes and featured a slideshow of photos to music often played during the funeral. There was also the reading of his obituary written by his colleague, Meg Walter and his mother had helped make a program. “It was so perfect,” he continued, accustomed to the funny ideas of his husband.
“My husband is always caring like that. Last year he surprised me with skydiving on my birthday, which was absolutely terrifying, the American told The Mirror. He created elaborate treasure hunts. all over our town for Christmas presents. He is creative and charming and honestly, I can’t believe I was so lucky to meet him. ” Each year, Eli McCann must be eager to find out what her husband has in store for her for her birthday. At his side, no time to be bored.
The amazing birthday of Eli McCann ©