What messages did you receive from your family regarding death?

Watch the movie Tuesdays With Morrie and think about your own life and experience with death and dying. I would like for you to reflect upon your own background and experiences related to death.
What was your earliest experience with death?
What were your reactions, both positive and negative?
Do you remember your first funeral?
What were your feelings during this funeral?
What messages did you receive from your family regarding death?
How was death explained to you by your parents or others?
Who have you lost through death that was closest to you?
How have you dealt with this loss?