Charles Cowling
         A 90 year-old woman, told she was dying:   “How could this happen to me? Just bad luck I guess.”   Quoted here.             
Charles Cowling
      “Britain, the only country in the world where at funerals the bereaved are congratulated on the degree to which they have so far supressed their emotions.”   Source        
Charles Cowling
    “Last week, I attended the funeral of one of my uncles. His irresponsible lifestyle, which included eating meat, smoking, drinking alcohol and ignoring sell by dates, resulted in his life being cut short at the age of 94.”   Source        
Charles Cowling
        “Now deep in my bed I lie and the world turns on the other side” John Hirst                
Charles Cowling
    “The burnt ashes are put into a cremulator that grinds them fine and grinds the bits. Some funeral homes prefer not to grind all the bits out, so that you can see it’s the remains. It’s a bit like peanut butter. Some prefer chunky. Some prefer smooth.”   From
Charles Cowling
          I’ve attended both a religious and a … civil? funeral recently, and the similarities – the sadness of the person’s departure, the commemoration of a life well spent, humour, grief and the gathering together of people who might not otherwise have seen each other in
Charles Cowling
  For many years, my father was a hairbrush. He, that is the hairbrush, was improbably made of perspex. The real thing died before I got to know him, so I carried this perspex hairbrush around, and it became for me the real thing. I used to kid my disbelieving
Charles Cowling
      “The older I get, the worse I’m going to look on my deathbed.”                
Charles Cowling
    ‘At death, I want to be fed through a wood chipper, spread over a wheat field and a cake buy cialis through paypal baked from that crop for my friends to munch.’    Larry Hagman, quoted in today’s Daily Mail.            
Charles Cowling
    “The music-loving world, temperamentally, seems to divide neatly into two. There are those who spend their idle hours thinking about which songs they would like to have played at their wedding; and those who spend their idle hours thinking about which songs they would like at their funeral