Charles Cowling



This tickled us: 


Dr. Ed James is occasionally asked why he named his radio show “Funerals and Fried Chicken.”

He replies, “Not long ago, I was surrounded by friends and relatives in the basement of a church, following a funeral, and the food served was fried chicken, mac n’ cheese and assorted cakes, pies and other desert items.

I recently heard a pastor describe the meal ritual of funerals at his church; a typical meal consisted of fried chicken and mac n cheese, washed down with beverages like fruit punch.

Listening to the pastor talk, I couldn’t help but think about how such meals would inevitably lead to the next funeral.”


Seems a bit hard, perhaps, however true. A funeral is an occasion that begets an appetite for comfort, soul or, if you like, junk food high in feelgood-dobad ingredients.

Healthy options for grievers, anyone? 





One thought on “Wake-lite

  1. Charles Cowling
    Paul Hensby

    The best option, not necessarily the healthiest, is to choose the food and drink that best reflects the life departed. And if the loved one was a real gourmet, then organise ‘a farewell feast’ as part of the sending off.
    You won’t be surprised to know there’s an article on this in My Last Song:

    Charles Cowling

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