Charles Cowling
AuntAunt Fidelia Brought the rolls With her Green bean casserole The widow Smith Down the street Dropped by a bowl Of butter beans Plastic cups And silverware Lime green Tupperware everywhere Pass the chicken Pass the pie We sure eat good When someone dies Funeral food It’s so good For
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Nick Gandon operates the UK’s first and, so far as I know, only dedicated direct cremation service. Here is the comment he left on this post from a few days ago, and which you might have missed. I first wrote about Nick here. When I started out in the world
Charles Cowling
Easier on the eye than a pic of me Here at GFG HQ we are in turmoil. Our computer crashed yesterday and, to cut a long story short, some hands were lost and we have a new operating system to get used to. Worst of everything, I have lost my
Charles Cowling
Why a pillow, I wonder? Especially a pillow that looks nothing like a pillow. I’m not at all sure that the feeding-duck look as it goes down is a good look. If you turn down the music this gets dull. These guys have missed a trick, leaving a gap in
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It is with a heavy-hearted sense of duty that I record this beastly and deplorable allegation against Co-operative Funeralcare. You can find the full version at MoneySavingExpert.com. Don’t use co-operative funeralcare directors they are disgusting …They failed to complete the legal documents correctly they put the wrong funeral date on
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The body of Yuli Somme’s mother is borne away for burial in a Devon field, February, 2010. The shroud was made by Yuli. You can have one, too. Visit her website. A beautiful, beautiful photo.
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
I’m not ashamed to admit it (I’ve never mistaken myself for someone with a brain), I’d never heard of Libitina til this morning. You? Libitina. The Roman goddess of death, corpses and funerals. Gave her name to Roman undertakers: libitinii. She was, if I may quote from m’learned friend Wikipedia,
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A beautiful story for you today – one you’ll have to listen to. It’s a BBC World Service programme about an Amsterdam civil servant, Ger ‘Gerry’ Frits, whose job it was, til his retirement, to arrange and hold funerals for people, all kinds of people, who have nobody. “You must
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A while back, Claire Callender talked about what it’s like, as an undertaker, to ‘remove’ (industry term) a dead body from a care home. It’s something I talked about a lot yesterday with a friend who has an especially beautiful mind. It’s something he frets about, often talks about, something