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post #16 of 97
LK, do you think it is true that Funeral Directors dont make passes at a corpse that wears glasses?*
















My apologies to Dorothy Parker's corpse.
post #17 of 97
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
One has the discretion to wear particularly flamboyant clothing and boutonnieres and handkerchiefs and nobody would ever say anything. And the fact that you're wearing such clothing when operating and subsequently applying cosmetics to the corpse has a certain compelling element about it.

your ideas are intriguig to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
post #18 of 97
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Originally Posted by redcaimen
LK, do you think it is true that Funeral Directors dont make passes at a corpse that wears glasses?*
















My apologies to Dorothy Parker's corpse.
No, they run the gamut of emotions from A to D.
post #19 of 97
I want my glasses to be placed in the inner breast pocket of my finest suit (as judged by the then living members of the Style Forum), in a bespoke, whiskey hued, shell cordovan spectacle case. It's time to revise the will.
post #20 of 97
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
your ideas are intriguig to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
I feel Peter Lorre would make an appropriate model.
post #21 of 97
I want to attend my funeral in a brand new bespoke suit, the fittings for which will have been done after I pass, because who knows what obstacles rigor mortis poses to a really spot-on fit.
post #22 of 97
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
I want to attend my funeral in a brand new bespoke suit, the fittings for which will have been done after I pass, because who knows what obstacles rigor mortis poses to a really spot-on fit.

post #23 of 97
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Originally Posted by texas_jack
Personally, I'm against open caskets or bodies in general.

Yeah, I'm not really down with the whole dying thing. I'm going to see if I can avoid it.
post #24 of 97
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I feel Peter Lorre would make an appropriate model.

Oh hell yeah. One of his last roles was as the sidekick to Vincent Price's graverobbing undertaker in Tales of Terror.

However, for the record, when the good Laszlo Lowenstein did leave this world, he did so without glasses:

(from: http://thanatos.net/galleries/catego...t_id=3&page=12)
post #25 of 97
what about shoes? are shoes necessary? nobody looks at the deceased feet anyway, unless you're a real sick animal.
post #26 of 97
I went to a funeral of a student a few days ago. She always came into class happy and eager to learn, despite her age (70's) and health problems.
At the funeral as they invited people up to the casket, I turned out of line and walked out. I knew for me, it wouldn't bring me any closer to closure. I preferred to remember her as I had seen her last, which was walking into class to show me a scrapbook of her artwork through the years.

If I was going to be left with a memory, that was the one I chose to be left with.
post #27 of 97
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
Oh hell yeah. One of his last roles was as the sidekick to Vincent Price's graverobbing undertaker in Tales of Terror. However, for the record, when the good Laszlo Lowenstein did leave this world, he did so without glasses: (from: http://thanatos.net/galleries/catego...t_id=3&page=12)
Interestingly, Paul Lynde did a turn as a funeral home salesman with his usual irreverence. And regarding corpses, a good funeral director or mortician would be able to maintain how the person looked in life using his chemical arts.
post #28 of 97
Thread Starter 

Well as I say, I was overruled on the glasses issue, while making funeral arrangements for half a dozen or so friends, and relatives. To me, eyeglasses serve to puntucate the macabre spectacle already in place. Ordinarily, we don't sleep with eyeglasses although the older I get, the more likely the possibility. The corpse is lying there dead, eyes closed, wearing glasses. For me, it's bad form.
When I arranged my mother's funeral, we had a closed casket, but an entire ensemble, including shoes, hosiery, and undergarments, was required. Neither my sister nor I, looked at the body; the funeral was private. We have no regrets. Dead bodies serve no purpose to me, closure or otherwise. But that's an individual matter, of course. When my father goes . . . we'll do things the same way. That's assuming he doesn't outlive my sister and me.
Label King, I too think that mortuary would have been a most satisfying endeavor. I like to greet people, during stressful times.
post #29 of 97
I've never seen a dead body before.
post #30 of 97
what ever of my carcass can be made use of, should be. then what ever is left should be disposed of in the cheapest way possible.

although, I wouldn't mind if my ashes were baked into bread and fed to birds.

aside from that, no preferences.

I am sorry - I find the wish to view a body very strange.
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