Charles Cowling

Here’s a roundup of recent tweets. I was dressed down the other day for publishing too many all at once. It’s a good point. In future I shall post fewer oftener.

 

Falling murder rate hits gangsta funeral home – http://bit.ly/izyK2S

 

I see greenfuse have a new website. Something of a standard setter, I’d say – http://bit.ly/kY4HBd

 

Grief denied is grief delayed? Good piece here on direct cremation and emotional aftermaths – http://bit.ly/k65FnH

 

New natural burial ground, just opened –http://www.willowsnaturalburialgrounds.co.uk/

 

How would you like to approach natural burial with young people? Dr Hannah Rumble wants to know. It’s a good question –http://bit.ly/kOgNH1

 

Agree w/Kevorkian’s understanding of the magnitude of the problem but disagree w/his solution. New post on our blog: http://ht.ly/59S14

 

Shocking indictment of the L’pool Care Pathway – and I had thought it was all so good http://bit.ly/iGeOga

 

‘Rest in peace you wooley bastard.’ Massive outpouring of grief in NZ for dead sheep – http://on.fb.me/jD0rxl

 

Woman smitten in flagrante by outraged tombstone –http://tinyurl.com/6ax8k9p

 

Note to hacks: don’t seek quotes from undertakers about falling death rate, they’ll tell professional lies – http://bit.ly/jp7D3u

 

Voice of Daleks buried in a cardboard coffin – http://bit.ly/iKUaNX


Temple of Grief – there’s a good new name for a crem. Sanctuary of Sorrow? Basilica of Bereavement… Got me thinking –http://bit.ly/kkovAA

 

Very interesting piece in the NYT on doctors’ duty to eol counselling and not deserting their patients – http://nyti.ms/j5SxgJ

 

Honouring the moment of death – and getting the bag for belongings right. Brilliant piece, this, from Ireland – http://bit.ly/jge1Mx

 

Involving the family in the funeral. A laudably enlightened undertaker writes – http://bit.ly/lzaPlJ

 

A funeral in a garden. Perfect and wonderful – http://bit.ly/lEW7EH

 

“Their greatest gift was teaching us how to live and how to die.” Funeral for body donors. http://bit.ly/jnIZf5

 

“We cannot have a situation whereby people strip naked at funerals.” http://bit.ly/k7TXyD

 

cuttlefishpoet Digital Cuttlefish

The Digital Cuttlefish: Dance Naked At My Funeraldigitalcuttlefish.blogspot.com/2011/06/dance-… That’s right, you heard me.

Well well, the US govt has outlawed formaldehyde –http://bit.ly/jUylV4

 

Who’s the youngest undertaker of them all? Any advance on this?  http://bit.ly/lXt2MK

 

People who sing to you at your bedside while you’re dying. R4 for me, please. http://bit.ly/jR0a7o

 

Drop-off box at the end of the undertaker’s drive where people can leave their dead. http://yhoo.it/kZEHqD

 

He wanted no funeral and look what he got – http://bit.ly/lxEcwJ

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