|Occasionally, the unsavory idea of embalming can become quite appealing.|
For more about the funeral-home industry's efforts to transform memorial services into multimedia bashes, with DJs, streamers and great food, read my earlier coverage (http://kronstantinople.blogspot.com/2011/05/for-memorial-day-its-dead-mans-party.html). This manipulative transformation of sadness and loss into rip-roaring festivity is chilling. It kills me!
|A New Orleans woman's body is posed at her family's request, at a funeral in May 2014.|
|A young boxer who was shot to death is displayed at his Puerto Rico memorial service.|