Going to a funeral

I’ll still be at SES NYC next week, but posting might be light for the next few days. My wife and I were planning to go to New York a few days before SES NYC to see the city and catch a show (Spamalot, of course), but that will wait for another time. My wife’s grandmother died yesterday, so we’re flying out to North Carolina for the funeral on Saturday.

34 Responses to Going to a funeral (Leave a comment)

  1. Martin

    Hello Matt,

    when a beloved person dies, we say “Le mie Condolianze” here in Italy.
    So, my warmest condolianze.


  2. Murugan Ranganathan

    Dear Matt,

    My deepest condolence to you, your wife and their family.

  3. SPR

    Our deepest condolence to your family.

  4. Depest condolence to your wife and family.

  5. Brian M

    My sincere condolence to you, your wife, and your family.

  6. Thanks, everyone. She lived a long life (over 80 years) and had three wonderful children. May we all be lucky enough to enjoy such full lives.

  7. Sarah

    I’m sorry to hear of your family’s loss. As much as we all live and breathe in our work most of the time – it is times like this that make you reflect on the importance of family and enjoying life while you can.

    I recently lost my grandmother too, she lived to 96 and taught me to understand the true meaning of work hard & play hard.

  8. Sorry to hear of the loss, Matt.

    Where in North Carolina will you be? Just curious since that’s where I live.

  9. Man, funerals can be tough when they are for a sig-o’s mom or dad, sometimes witnessing another’s sadness can be much harder than dealing with your own. Props on the long life thing, that is true and all we can ask for.

    I was hoping Matt would be posting live from SES with video; it would go something like this:

    “Oh look, here comes Boser with a really red face, drunk and wearing a viking outfit, and who is that freak with green hair standing next to him”?

    (Turns camera)

    “And look over here, there is a fellah wearing yellow boots, that must be Rand”…


  10. Harith

    Hi Matt

    Please conduct my sincere condolences to Mrs. Cutts on the sad loss of her grandmother.

  11. Since phrases like “I’m sorry”, and “my deepest sympathies” are all too often used by self-centered idiots who just want attention, I’m not going to do that (that, and “I’m sorry” doesn’t even really apply, since the person saying it usually didn’t do anything.)

    So…I’ll say something that I hope has some real meaning to it, out of respect:

    Best wishes to you and the Mrs., and I hope both of you can (and you probably will) get past your tragedy.

  12. Josh

    So sorry Matt

  13. BillyS

    I lost my Grandmother late last year. She was 94 years old, but it still wasn’t easy.

    My 8 year old daughter took it very hard – we saw something in her we never saw before. She wrote her notes to say goodbye. It helped.

    Keep her alive in your hearts and she will never die.

  14. I guess the age is not important. You still loose the family member.

    I’m sorry about your loss, and let’s hope that good things await for us upstairs.

  15. Sorry to hear that Matt. I can relate I think, I just found out today they pulled all the support off of my 90 year old Grandfather so…..

  16. Dave

    Matt, sincere condolence to yourself and your family.

  17. I am sorry to hear about your loss.


  18. …so sorry Matt. You guys are in my prayers.

  19. I’ve started the online equivalent of a “deepest sympathies” card.

    Anyone who wants to sign it is welcome to do so. (Only 3 sigs so far, so I’d like to see more for Matt’s and his wife’s sake.)


  20. Matt,

    To both you and your wife I want to say I’m sorry for your loss and if there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll be there.
    With Deepest Sympathy,

  21. Condolences to your wife and her family. Safe travels to NC and NY

  22. Best to you and your wife, Matt. I look forward to seeing you in New York.

  23. Sorry to hear of your familys loss Matt even though I have never met you personally.

  24. Thanks, everybody. I didn’t have a suit, so we picked one up after work today. We’re getting up at 4:30 am tomorrow for the flight out, but at least we’re packed now.

    Chris, the service is in the western part of NC; where are you located?

  25. My sincere condolence to you, your wife, and your family.

    Best Regards,

  26. Ravi

    Depest condolence to you, your wife and family.

  27. Wayne

    Its tough when you lose a family member, the pain will at some point go away but the memories you will always have forever. Cheerish those around you, cause you never know when you are going to lose them. I had not seen my mother for almost 2 years and took it for granted, well two months ago I lost her without notice. Make sure you tell the ones around you that you love them, cause none of us are guaranteed tomorrow.

  28. Hi Matt,

  29. Chris


    I’m sorry about your family’s loss. Have a safe flight to NC and if you will be anywhere near Charlotte please let me know if you need anything. One thing is for certain, you won’t have a shortage of restaurants or hotels to choose from here http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=charlotte+restaurants

    While in NC you might as well try the BBQ. I don’t know if there are any good sources west of Chalotte but I’m sure somebody knows http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=nc+bbq

    (another) Chris in NC

    ps-I posted yesterday and it didn’t go through. Maybe it was the Yahoo greeting card I included in the URL field 🙂 Sorry I couldn’t find a Google card and I already subscribe to Yahoo greetings.

  30. I lost my Grandmother two years ago and my grandfather the same year. They was almost 70 year old.
    For me it was too difficult, it was too quickly !

    My sincere condolence to your family.

    Take care,

  31. Spamalot ROCKS! I saw the show last summer and couldnt stop laughing. Are tickets hard to get, now? Id like to catch it again this year.

  32. Depest condolence to your wife and family.

  33. NITIN

    Condolences to your wife and her family.

  34. Condolences to your wife