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  Linda Blakelock, of the recently-opened Divine Departures in Gateshead, has decorated the shop windows for Remembrance Day.  Do, please, send in photos of a funeral director near you who has done the same.   
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    Tom Walkinshaw,right, with Dick Gordon, Command Module Pilot of Apollo 12  Pic ©Walk with Destiny   Posted by Tom Walkinshaw Ed’s note: Tom is an enterprising fellow who has a plan to launch ashes into Space – Space burial, he calls it. He needs your help and expertise to get
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wind and death from Joseph Forsyth on Vimeo.
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  When the inhabitants of Milla Milla, Australia,were told by the council that they couldn’t have toilets in their cemetery because they’d cost too much, they took matters into their own hands.  Citizen Pat Reynolds built the toilet you see pictured above in his garage in his spare time. He’s
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 Photo: the Sun  There’s a very characteristic Daily Mail story in, of all places, today’s Daily Mail. It describes outrage in the environs of Wisbech concerning the ‘floral tributes’ which adorned the funeral of a notably industrious armed robber, Thomas Curtis. One of the tributes, above, took the form of
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  “You don’t mind if I go, do you?” “No, Granny, it’s been nice having you.” Libby Purves’ daughter to her grandmother on her last day. 
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  Greg Holdsworth makes coffins in New Zealand.  He says: We offer a wide range of real and hand-finished options made from sustainable wood, some with native timbers. Our designs are environmentally considered – if there’s a better way to do it we’re probably already doing so – and our
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  I vividly remember the first day my medical school classmates and I met our cadavers in the anatomy lab. Large body bags lay on metal tables that had been bolted to the floor. I remember the sheer size of the bags best. No doubt existed in my mind that
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Young Wonder- To You from Ged Murray on Vimeo.   You’ll enjoy the Viking touch at the end. 
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    Shrapnel retrieved after the cremation of World War 2 vet Ronald Brown. He stepped on a landmine in 1944 and had been carrying it around in one leg ever since. All 6oz of it.  Full story here.