Charles Cowling
  Condolences Please do not ask If I am now recovering Or if I see the light At the tunnel’s end. Nor speak about relief — or burdens lifted. And, worst of all, new starts. Please, please don’t ask If I am getting through — Have come to terms Or
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  Above, the January page of the 2013 Lindner calendar. Lindner make coffins in Poland. Their calendars traditionally vie with those of Conafunebri, originators of the genre, for shock value. Below, Confunebri’s take on November 2013.   
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  Remembrance Day window at Sussex Funeral Service sent in by the proprietor, Philip Evans. Thank you, Philip! Any more good windows out there? Do, please, send your pics in. 
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    A small selection of memorial decals as worn by US cars — a custom which has yet to cross the Atlantic.
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Posted by Eleanor Whitby I was wandering around a churchyard on that one sunny  summer’s day, as you do, and came upon a few really lovely headstones. The first was surrounded by a burst of colour in a green area of flat memorials in the council owned section – I
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  Clive Dunn died today aged 92. He survived the recording above (a UK No. 1) by a mere 40 years.
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Undertaker Intro from Promineo Studios on Vimeo.   An amusing little drama here describing an undertaker besieged by the spirits of people he has buried and condemned to a lightless existence. You will observe the auteurial influence of early Ingmar Bergman, Pedro Aldomovar, the Coen brothers and Jacques Cousteau. You’ll
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  What’s bad news for undertakers is good news for the rest of us. And the good news for the rest of us is that, in the words of the Guardian,  Less of us are dying than at any time since mortality data was collected. Good news for the rest
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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.