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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Death Becomes Them...

A little over a month to go before Halloween, and already we have two unorthodox ways of remembering loved ones in the heareafter. Both were reported by Bevery Tang's ReBlog:

Back in August, I reported on Costco's move to sell caskets, which is a startling yet rational response to the high cost of funerals these days, as well as the wisdom of preplanning. But the above-mentioned procedures were hardly cheap... and suggest new and creative ways in which we honor our dead. Perhaps in 10 years, people will read these stories and be surprised that they were once categorized under "weird news."