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I have been in Thailand for almost three months now – my 4th. trip in 2 yrs. Unfortunately my Thai friend,s mother has passed away in the last few days.

I knew ‘Mae’ well, having visited her husbands house on two occasions and stayed for a week at a time – each time.My Thai friend comes from N.K.P. in the Isaan province.

I was not expecting such a long drawn out Thai funeral, but i do have a reasonable understanding of displaying ‘merit’.

Unfortunately i am flying out of Thailand to Australia on the 8th.Sept. – in 8 days time.I don’t want to be seen as dis- respectful to ‘Mae’ or the family but i probably will not be able to be there for the full Buddhist ceremony.

I am the oldest person in the group of Thai,s who are connected to this particular family including the departed – Mae.

What can i do while i am in N.K.P. for 3 days 2nd. to the 5th. Sept. 2013 which will be respectful to her family ?

Khorb Khun.

John W. Thanks so much for the blog – it sorts out facts based on cultural traditions.

I was unsure of what was expected of me, your information has been very helpful, thank you. ]]>

for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.

I look forward to new updates and will talk about this

website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!