‘What a Send-Off!’ (2015)

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The haka is often seen at sports events.

This demonstration of esteem for the departed is called a haka by the Maori people of New Zealand, who invented it. It can also be harnessed to praise the living, but it’s usually a funeral rite.


Click and watch the video: this is what I call a send-off! I wish I could have staged one for my brother-in-law. As a tribute to the dead, you can’t beat it.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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