THERE IS A NEW WAY TO DO FUNERALS NOW, AND IT STARTED IN PUERTO RICO.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE BELOW.
THAT WOMAN IS DEAD AND A GUEST AT HER OWN FUNERAL.
You could be thinking many things right now. As sad as all funerals are, humor always works for me at some point. The woman below loved to smoke, drink beer. I'm happy for her. I like this trend.
Who said you always had to lie down in a casket at a funeral?
|NEW YORK TIMES FUNERAL HONOREE|
|HERE IS WHERE I'LL BE SEATED FOR MINE|
Here's the NYT article:
NEW ORLEANS — All last week, people were calling Louis Charbonnet to find out how they might avoid lying down at their funerals. Funeral directors have called; so have people with their own requests, such as the woman who wanted to be seen for the last time standing over her cooking pot.
The calls started coming in to the Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home during its June 12 viewing for Miriam Burbank, who died at 53 and spent her service sitting at a table amid miniature New Orleans Saints helmets, with a can of Busch beer at one hand and a menthol cigarette between her fingers, just as she had spent a good number of her living days.
Word of the arrangement began to spread, hundreds showed up, the news spread online, and now here was Mr. Charbonnet getting a call from a funeral director in Australia.
Ms. Burbank’s service was the second of its kind that Mr. Charbonnet had arranged, and the third in New Orleans in two years. But there have been others elsewhere, most notably in San Juan, P.R. Viewings there in recent years have included a paramedic displayed behind the wheel of his ambulance and, in 2011, a man dressed for his wake like Che Guevara, cigar in hand and seated Indian style.