He could entertain the masses and give out universal messages about morality and the meaning of life at the same time.
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Undertakers have been portrayed as objects of satire and ridicule, two-dimensional figures who are predictable and worthy of scorn.
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Mitford’s book exploited the fascination with death, money, and scandal…
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The funeral industry was able to take root and thrive in early twentieth century America.
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The early decades of the twentieth century witnessed a profound change in the relationship between the living and the dead in America.
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“Gawler’s men got to work after the autopsy, their goal to restore John F. Kennedy to the appearance of serene sleep.”
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Experience the “real” ghosts of Colorado and stay in the haunted hotel that motivated Stephen King to write The Shining.
Filed under: Cemeteries, Death Care News, Traditions on September 29th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
Simply “exposing” something as mythology may not be the death of it, even in the funeral industry.
Filed under: Death & Dying, Death Practices, Grief and Grieving, Traditions on September 13th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
Symbols have played an important role in ritual and ceremony and have acted as a touchstone for reassurance in times of distress.
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Reflections: The American Funeral explores mourning traditions, beginning with Native American traditions and ending with the diverse rituals practiced today.
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