Charles Cowling
Extraordinary footage from the BBC of the effect of ice reaching down from the surface to freeze and kill everything it touches on the sea floor. Natural cryomation?
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  Steam nut David Letsch off to his funeral, drawn by a Burrell traction engine. Story here
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  Two interesting crematorium stories for you. The Sydney Morning Herald, in a story colourfully titled Crematoriums add corpse power to electricity grid, reports that Durham (Eng) crematorium is planning to “use the heat generated during cremation to provide enough electricity to power 1500 televisions. A third burner is to be
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  You know I can’t smile without you I can’t smile without you I can’t laugh and I can’t sing I’m finding it hard to do anything You see I feel sad when you’re sad I feel glad when you’re glad If you only knew what I’m going through I
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  In October a great Palestininian poet died. Taha Muhammed Ali was self taught and, all his life, earned his living as a shopkeeper in Nazareth. He was witness all of the agonies and upheavals of the time – but but when he thought of his own death dreamt only
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Remember Libitina? She is the Roman goddess of death corpses and funerals (quick refresher here). Gladiators were linked to her, but the idea of fighting at funerals is far older than the epic combats of the late republic or the empire. In early days a fight to the death was
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  Posted by Charles   Are there, we wonder, any lessons British undertakers can learn from this article on PRWeb: Many funeral homes today have their own websites, but most of these seem to have forgotten to include information about the one thing that is on most people’s mind. How
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  The Natural Death Centre, veteran pioneer of the better, greener funerals movement, passionately and vocally campaigns for open-air cremation on sustainably sourced wood pyres. If you want to find out why, be patient, I’ll give you the link in a minute. Where do you stand on funeral pyres? Do
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  Ignore the video images. Play this loud.
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  Most people end up at the GFG through a web search using some variant of  ‘coffin prices’ or ‘where can i buy a coffin’. Ranking a lot higher than you might think is the search term ‘viking funeral’. It only goes to show what a grip the idea of