Charles Cowling
No pic. We can’t post a photo of the same old bloody bonfire every time we run a story about open-air cremation.    Southland, New Zealand. When Chris Ramage’s brother John died in hospital of natural causes just before Christmas 2011, his nephew (John’s son) wanted to witness his father’s
Charles Cowling
  The Scottish Sun ran this headline:   Jocky Wilson’s wife is left brokendarted   Link        
Charles Cowling
  Our thanks to Evelyn Temple, celebrant, for this.    Another time, another place. The lonely streets where we embraced. Then you would go without a trace. Nothing’s the same without you. Another day goes passing by. I sit alone and wonder why. Sometimes it’s hard, but I will try To
Charles Cowling
  Effect created by Ginger Monkey. Imagine if this were available for coffins at funerals. Except that you can’t see coffins at funerals — only a bit of them.  4 mins 12 secs  
Charles Cowling
  The reasons why most of us require the presence of a dead body at a funeral are well rehearsed. There’s more to this than force of habit.  In a nutshell, the dead body concentrates the mind and brings appropriate intensity to the occasion. It’s an ordeal, but an emotionally