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    It’s Wednesday..we need something cheery

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    by maecuff ·

    Here’s a heartwarming little story. I know it made ME feel good. I just want to pass a little bit of sunshine on to the rest of you..

    http://www.discover.com/issues/sep-06/departments/20thingsdeath/

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    • #3284712

      Thanks Mae

      by gadgetgirl ·

      In reply to It’s Wednesday..we need something cheery

      Thanks a lot

      Just what I needed.

      Going back to the Tyne Bridge to jump off it….

      :_|

      GG

      • #3284709

        It could always be worse..

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to Thanks Mae

        you could be a Zoroastrian.

        See? You have to find the bright side.

        • #3284702

          I’m calling…

          by jck ·

          In reply to It could always be worse..

          that Swedish company…I wanna be environmentally friendly. 🙂

        • #3284696

          ah, but

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to It could always be worse..

          I have always taken the blame for my own ruin….

          GG

          well, and blamed the gin, too, of course :p

      • #3284704

        An extra one for the sailors

        by neilb@uk ·

        In reply to Thanks Mae

        It was a Royal Navy tradition that, when the corpse was wrapped in its sailcloth shroud, the last stitch was through the nose just to make sure that the sailor was really dead.

        Happy Wednesday, guys… 😀

      • #3284703

        Hey GG

        by jck ·

        In reply to Thanks Mae

        Wait for me!! 😉

        • #3284701

          What’s the weather like?

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Hey GG

          😀

        • #3284697

          It’s about like…

          by jck ·

          In reply to What’s the weather like?

          London usually is…gray…dreary…rain…

          Oh wait…I’ve never been to London…how is it there? 😉

        • #3284972

          It’s

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to It’s about like…

          not as sunny as it was this morning, around 22C and dry. Rain is expected tonight and also over the weekend. Autumn is early.

          London isn’t usually grey and dreary. Is it? OK so we get less sun than La but here’s what we do get:
          http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT003790

          NHC is very interesting for the E Pacific as they have two hurricanes on parallel tracks.

          Neil 😀

        • #3284960

          ROFL…yes

          by jck ·

          In reply to It’s

          The intertropical convergence zone crosses Central American and a lot of the heating from the Mexican desert helps kick up the regular hurricanes out SW of the Baja Peninsula.

          Great name on that first hurricane in the pacific they have listed, eh? 😀

    • #3284707

      Hmmmm

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to It’s Wednesday..we need something cheery

      Not any too certain how to take this.

      I’ve always said that death is a facinating subject… best studied from a distance.

      While all very interesting, I still am pretty certain that I am too young to go. I have mileage to walk, darn it!

      • #3284700

        I don’t worry about it too much

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to Hmmmm

        Although, about 10 years ago, I worked in the IT department for a Funeral Home. I didn’t last long. It was depressing writing code that had to do with crypts and urns, etc. I walked out of working every day thinking “One day, I’m going to die.” Besides, the sales department in at a funeral home have the slimiest group of people you can possibly imagine.

        I’m just depressed because the season finale of the one and only show I watch on TV was last night. Rescue Me. It’s an awesome show.

        • #3284690

          I don’t think I could have done that job

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I don’t worry about it too much

          I have a somewhat different perspective on death. That said, I doubt very much that I would work out in a funeral home environment- I don’t think my personality would be a good fit.

          I have completely given up following any TV series. Now if I like a series we buy it on DVD. That way we can watch when convenient. Right now we are watching Season One of 24. This is both good and bad- it is very difficult to not want to watch them all in one sitting. I refer to it as “video crack”. VERY addictive.

          Check your local Best Buy or Barnes and Noble for the season on disc.

          The good news is that the new seasons are starting soon!

        • #3284689

          That’s one

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to I don’t think I could have done that job

          I want to watch. I got hooked on Rescue Me when my husband bought the first season for me for my birthday. I watched the whole season in three nights, went out and bought the second season and finished just before the 3rd season started. Unfortunately, this show BEGINS in May, so I have months to go..

          The funeral home job was horrid for many reasons. Not the least being my first and only problem with sexual harrasment (by the VP of IT)

    • #3284698

      Whoa!!

      by jellimonsta ·

      In reply to It’s Wednesday..we need something cheery

      I like the sound of number 8. As long as they put my remains in some Columbian freeze dried coffee can. 🙂

    • #3284694

      I was just dying to read your message. . . .

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to It’s Wednesday..we need something cheery

      …..after seeing that catchy title.

      I about died laughing when I saw the article.

      I hope the link never expires.

      I’ll be sure to pass on the link to others.

      I’ll keep it handy, and not bury it anywhere.

      • #3284691

        by gadgetgirl ·

        In reply to I was just dying to read your message. . . .

        grief, Max….

        all of those were dead on

        GG

      • #3284688

        Oh Max!!

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to I was just dying to read your message. . . .

        You kill me, you really do!

        • #3284687

          No kidding!

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Oh Max!!

          He slays me, too!

        • #3284683

          3rd World Nations

          by hydrus187 ·

          In reply to No kidding!

          In 3rd world nations such as Haiti and the Dominican Republic, they bury above ground and seal the crypt with cement.

          Rest assured with a month later, the remains in public burial grounds are dug up and rob of clothing, etc…

          I like the European freezed dried environmental friendly idea myself.

    • #3284971

      It nearly kills me to post these

      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to It’s Wednesday..we need something cheery

      Was this the place you used to work Mae?
      http://tinyurl.com/l9d8o & http://tinyurl.com/qqp8m

      I think this is funny for some reason. Must?ve been the 70?s what done it:

      http://tinyurl.com/oztw4

      And one for Jelli. I apologize in advance: http://tinyurl.com/fbbu8

      Man… sometimes you have to hang on to pictures for a loooonnng time before you can use them.

      • #3284966

        Funny..

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to It nearly kills me to post these

        Nope, that’s not the place. However, in my office, there was a boarded up vent on the desk behind my wall. My office had once been the crematory and the boarded up spot was the coal shute. So..that means I spent my days in the spot where many people had been burned up. Yuck.

        They also had this HUGE heavy rolling pin in the supply closet. Years ago, when they used coal to cremate the bodies, it didn’t get hot enough to burn all the bones to ash, so they used that rolling pin to crush what was left over. Why did they have that in IT? I really don’t know. Oh, and this was a family business, way back then, it was the KIDS job to use the rolling pin. Talk about nightmares…

        • #3284917

          To brighten things up a bit.

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Funny..

          I?ve delivered one-size-fits-all corrugated paper caskets to a Tri-state crematorium, several times. Since the caskets were never easy to unload I spent hours, [b]too much time[/b], there talking to the people that work there while work was ?in progress? About all I?ll say about that besides, ?lock ?em all up and lose the key?, is that I?ve no plans to be cremated after I die anymore. I used to, not now. I?m not really the squeamish sort, you?ll have to take my word on that, but some people are just wrong.

          I know that certain jobs require a different viewpoint. I?ve had a couple of those jobs. There is ?different=good? and ?different=bad?.
          Collectively, that bunch is a really [b]strange[/b] bunch. They?re stranger than any mortician, EMT, ambulance driver, coroner, wrecker driver, shrink, cop or firefighter that I?ve ever met and that’s saying something because I?ve met a few. I?ve also spent a small bit of time dealing with criminally insane and just plain insane or mentally ill people. In my unprofessional opinion, that crematorium group has more in common with the criminally insane than anyone else.

          I feel a need to wash my brain.

        • #3284914

          I guess you

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to To brighten things up a bit.

          would have to be a little ‘off’ to do that job.

        • #3284910

          not too early

          by storch ·

          In reply to To brighten things up a bit.

          Thanks Maecuff,

          It’s almost September, which is not too soon to start getting ready for the Halloween season. You just kicked it off early.

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