I recently finished HHhH, Laurent Binet's unusual novel about Reinhard Heydrich and subsequently found a Nazi video of his funeral. The "HHhH" is a German abbreviation for "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich." Heydrich, of course, was a coldly efficient manager of the Holocaust and there was speculation that one day he might succeed Hitler. Show More Summary
Sofia Liu image courtesy of fundraiser website for her funeral In the wake of a young girl’s death in a traffic collision New Year’s Eve, allegations of improper insurance coverage and safety practices swirled Uber into the center of...Show More Summary
If you were planning on drowning your sorrows in booze the next time you attended a funeral in Pennsylvania, you may need to bring your own flask. The Third Circuit recently upheld an old law on the books, and some funeral directors are miffed, reports LancasterOnline. And, adding to those......
I’ve been to a number of wakes and funerals, and — so far so good — have never stolen anything from the deceased. For some odd reason, that urge never came over me. Now, were the recently departed friend or relative to clutch an object that I wanted, I don’t think I’d have the chutzpah [Read More...]
We just came across this photo of the scene outside 4506 North Sheridan on July 24, 1934. The McCready Funeral Home at that address was preparing the body of notorious bank robber John Dillinger for burial, and thousands of Chicagoans rushed to Uptown and gathered in the street on Sheridan, hoping for a glimpse of his coffin. Show More Summary
Post by Kiri Blakeley. What would you do if your spouse died? Most of us would cry, grieve, gather emotional support, plan the funeral, get on about the business of insurance policies and paperwork, and try our best to go on, not only for any children, but for our friends, family, and ourselves. Show More Summary
More than 20 years ago, after attending the funeral of a friend who had died of cancer at the young age of 42, a number of those at the service were inspired to write our own obituaries as a way of clarifying how we wanted to live the...Show More Summary
Last week, a high schooler asked me, "Why are you a funeral director?" After a couple days of thinking about the question, here are ten reasons I'm a funeral director. 1) Service. A couple years ago, a granddaughter was giving her grandmother's eulogy at the funeral home. Show More Summary
Looking through a collection of historical images at reddit, this one jumped out from the list (which is heavy on World War II photos). These are the nine monarchs of Europe who attended the funeral of the United Kingdom’s King Edward VII on May 20, 1910. Show More Summary
People would rather blame the devil than look in the mirror I am sick of people waving their stupid hands in front of their face with some implanted look of disgust while I smoke a cigarette outside.
It’s always impressed me how unhappy atheists are with people who believe in a Deity. I sat at a funeral next to one who was really miserable. I said,”You know, whether you are right or not, your unbelief is making you incredibly unhappy. Show More Summary
Babymetal will be your graduation song, wedding song, AND funeral song. They’re a band for all seasons, all moods, all milestones. They’re also a bunch of Japanese teen girls who sing over death metal riffs. The group, made up of Su-metal...Show More Summary
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We've got an exclusive deleted scene, straight from the funeral of an original Team Venture member. Watch everything you didn't see from the 5th season burial of Dr. Entmann. Read more...
A man in Washington state who had planned to spend his birthday this year at Disneyland instead got to spend it planning a funeral. What a crappy exchange. He had to cancel a planned trip to Disneyland because his wife suddenly became ill and died around Christmas. Allegiant Air should have no problem refunding round-trip tickets when one of the … [More]
A gay Atlanta drag performer who died on Friday is being mourned, with two bars where he performed set to celebrate his life and help raise funds to pay for medical and funeral expenses.
This is BEYOND crazy! Walter Williams, 78, was pronounced dead when officials found him in his home in Lexington, Mississippi. His body was transported to a local funeral home and held inside of a body bag for two hours as his family made his final arrangements. And then…Walter woke up! Two hours after arriving at Porter and Sons Funeral [...]
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As horror fans, we've been taught that the dead returning to life is the first sign of the zombie apocalypse, and that we'd better start running and hiding. But sometimes, there are much simpler explanations... CNN reports that 78-year-old...Show More Summary
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