The Art of Darkness

Interesting Funeral Reading

April 27th, 2011 by Cobwebs

DIY CoffinBoingBoing recently mentioned this article about a man who DIY’d his father’s funeral, not only making the casket–using hardware from his father’s boyhood farmhouse was a lovely touch–but actually managing to get a permit to transport the body himself, which is a non-trivial undertaking (so to speak).

That article linked to this overview of DIY coffin-making (which itself points to additional resources), and someone in the comments linked to this cool funeral blog. It’s part of The Funeral Site, which has all kinds of information and resources, including cremation jewelry, poetry, and discussions of unusual disposal techniques. I had never heard of “water cremation” before, and it sounds like an intriguing option.

That blog points to a couple of related blogs, Grave Matters (which focuses on environmentally-friendly burials) and Final Embrace (which seems more geared toward members of the funeral industry).

:::whew:::

If you’re in the mood for a bit of funereal reading material, there’s some interesting stuff to be found amongst those links.

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