Category Archives: funerals

Dissolving into nothingness…or?

In parts of Africa they have a unique funeral custom whereby mourners stand around the casket and then, on a given signal, put a piece of peppermint into their mouths. As it dissolves they are reminded that life for that … Continue reading

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Going out with a bang

Gordon Bergin, an ordained minister from Minnesota, decided that he’d like to out with a bang. So he arranged for his funeral to be part of the Independance Day fireworks display. His ashes flew several hundred feet into the air … Continue reading

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Virtual reality is a poor substitute

The American Congress, a few years ago, passed a law that entitles deceased war veterans to have a bugler play at their funerals. However there‚Äôs a problem; there are very few buglers around these days. So Congress decreed that a … Continue reading

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