By Keith R. Lindsay
Jam-packed with anecdotes at the most unearthly funerals and ultimate resting areas internationally, this guidebook is a tongue-in-cheek romp to a side of existence that frightens most folks. Discussing the burial practices of the past—from the embalming practices of historical Egyptians to the funeral pyres utilized in India—while taking a look heavily at how loss of life and funeral prone are practiced this present day, this humorously macabre consultant solutions questions reminiscent of what sort of social gathering can be held at a funeral rite? Who might be invited to talk? may still plant life be despatched? and What song might be performed? a full of life dialogue at the background of being buried alive and 10 principles on how you can cease it from taking place to you is additionally integrated.
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The sending of locks of hair to relatives too distant to attend the funeral was especially popular in Australia. indd 30 20/9/06 11:30:53 am A Little Light History – Part II to wait for some members of the funeral party to travel from Wollogorang to Wagga Wagga, well, let’s just say there probably wasn’t much left to bury. In other parts of the world, Greece, Rome and Egypt, the hair of the widow or widower was cut off as a sign of mourning; in some cases this was to make them less attractive and thus off the market until the mourning period was over (or until they found someone who had a thing for bald heads).
That’s a lot of trees no longer producing oxygen, which the dead no longer need, admittedly. 5 million tons of reinforced concrete per year. Oh and over 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid, since along with Canada embalming is routine in the US. Why not choose a biodegradable coffin to complement your biodegradable body? (Well, most of most people’s bodies anyway. There are gold/silver teeth, plastic hips, prosthetic limbs, glass eyes, metal pins used to secure broken bones and sundry items that have accidentally or otherwise found their way inside the human body that have to be considered.
It might be even cheaper to use one of those large boxes your new fridge freezer arrives in. You’ll reach the end of the road advertising Zanussi, but at least your pall-bearers will be instructed ‘This Way Up’. You could consider woven bamboo, the ancient Chinese choice for coffin material and now being manufactured by them for export, though be wary of the assembly instructions. Or from a process that comes from the same part of the world you could opt for a papier mâché coffin. In Zimbabwe the rural population keep down funeral costs by using a canvas casket; it’s light and easy to transport, before it’s occupied obviously.