I've seen this crop up more than once over my lifetime, and I just recently started wondering what the general consensus on the etiquette of it is. Here recently, a friend of mine from high school's grandmother passed away. It was rather quick and unexpected (diagnosed with cancer in December, died in February), and soon after the services, I began seeing my friend post on Facebook asking for donations to help her family cover the funeral expenses. I must say I don't really have an opinion for nor against it, as I can see both sides of the situation. It's generally considered crass and/or tacky to solicit money, but I got to thinking that a funeral may be a bit of a different story. After all, funerals are quite expensive and it doesn't help matters when the family doesn't necessarily have the means to cover it (especially when it's something unexpected). What are your opinions? Like I said, I don't really have one either way, but it's just something I was wondering about.