I felt so great that we could do it.

Charles Cowling

 

When Anne Conley told her daughter, Georgia Ramin, that she intended to die at home and then stay there for three days, looked after by her friends in the Minnesota Threshold Network, a group who help with home funerals, Georgia was not happy about it: “I thought it was horrible and disgusting.”

Read about it here. And watch the video above. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phoebe Hoare

Thanks Charles! Really interesting read and a lot to take into consideration, but well worth the effort by the sounds of it. Much more appealing and meaningful, to me, compared to the funeral director option. Will be lecturing the family on this at Christmas!

Poppy Mardall
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Thank you Charles – please do put me in touch with your nice person from Threshold Care Circle. I don’t see it as a New Age thing. It’s entirely practical. I’m sure lots of people would rather be at home for a few days than kept in a dark fridge.

This manual looks great, and the NDC Handbook is also very illuminating on the subject. But I’d be scared to tell a family I could support them through this without some practical experience. Maybe I’m being a wimp.

Phoebe Hoare
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Phoebe Hoare

Great video and article, and the idea of a workshop, Poppy, is great too! I would definitely like to give my parents this kind of send off, and would like it myself.

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This is golden Charles. It brings us back to that question about setting up support circles here in the UK – time for a new push for http://www.communityfunerals.org.uk ?

Poppy Mardall
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Like! Like! Like!

Is there anyone in the UK who has had a go with this dry ice stuff? It would be excellent if someone would be willing to hold a workshop/training course in how to support families to do this. Or do we need to get these ladies over from Minnesota?

Thanks Charles – this is amazing stuff you show us.