Angela: Passing over in style
Last week, a man was buried sitting on his Harley in a plexiglass coffin. His family followed his wishes and even built the casket themselves. Across the country another man told his family he wanted a “green funeral.” Just a simple pine box, no embalming and they skipped the gas guzzling hearse.
The Diocese of Albany, New York has set aside a wildflower filled meadow to bury those who chose a “green burial.” Wildlife will walk among the flowers.
And in the New Orleans area a new store opened in the Esplanade Mall called “When We Meet Again.” You can order customized caskets…top sellers may well be Who Dat and LSU versions.
It’s all about a changing world in death care. How do you want to say goodbye? Are you a traditionalist? Or are you thinking out of the box? No pun intended.
It’s something we should be thinking about. Cremation or burial? Traditional funeral or personalized celebration? Pine box or a one of a kind casket? What about a GREEN burial?
Why not be prepared?
Note: If you miss the show, check out the podcasts. Our guests: Jonathan LaHatte, former Orleans parish sheriff’s deputy/partner in “Till We Meet Again” casket store in Esplanade Mall; Mark Coudrain, Manager of St. Joseph Abby Woodworks; Boyd Moth, Jr, district governor of the South District of Louisiana Funeral Directors Association & 5th generation at Mothe Funeral Home.