In 1989, the body of Bredo Morstoel traveled from Norway to the U.S., coming to rest in Nederland, Colorado, where his grandson planned to operate a cryonics lab. Though the facility never opened, “Grandpa” Bredo remains famously frozen—in a storage shed. People from around the globe come to celebrate his “on ice” existence during Frozen Dead Guy Days.
The 13th annual Frozen Dead Guy Days, a wild and wacky celebration with a hearse parade, coffin races, polar plunges, great music and lots of icy fun, takes place March 7 to 9, 2014.
How did Grandpa become the Frozen Dead Guy? It’s an amazing story that involves cryonics, deportation, psychics, and highly volatile, creative characters, artfully told in the 30-minute documentary, “Grandpa’s in the TUFF SHED.” A Good Goodbye host Gail Rubin will be showing the film and conducting The Newly-Dead Game® on Saturday and Sunday at the Black Forest Restaurant.
Amanda MacDonald, festival director of Frozen Dead Guy Days, joins Gail Rubin on A Good Goodbye Radio on Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT on Toginet 2.0 Talk Radio to discuss this celebration of all things dead and frozen.
- Who was Bredo Morstoel and how did he become The Frozen Dead Guy?
- Cryonics and “the big thaw” that might bring Grandpa back to life.
- How a hearse parade, coffin races, snow volleyball, frozen turkey bowling and Grandpa look-alike contests make “Frozen Dead Guy Days” come alive.
- The Newly-Dead Game® that tests how well life partners know each other’s last wishes.
- How you can become a “Frozen Dead Guy Days” VIP!
These events with Gail Rubin are sponsored by Compassion & Choices, the leading nonprofit organization committed to helping everyone have the best death possible, and Carroll-Lewellen Funeral and Cremation Services in Longmont, Colorado.
Compassion & Choices offers free counseling, planning resources, referrals, guidance and national advocacy for end-of-life choices. Find more information at www.CompassionAndChoices.org.
Carroll-Lewellen Funeral and Cremation Services is a family-owned business with a friendly, down-to-earth team of funeral professionals. It’s Longmont’s only full-service funeral home and cemetery, serving all of Boulder County since 1922. Learn more at www.Carroll-Lewellen.com.
A Good Goodbye is an entertaining and educational weekly 60-minute online radio show on “everything you need to know before you go.” The program airs live on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CT / 4:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 p.m. PT on TogiNet 2.0 Radio.
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Upcoming topics and guests:
- February 5: Wills, trusts and estate planning for artists and entertainers, with Professor Sherri Burr, University of New Mexico Law School, and author of numerous books on the topic
- February 19: Buddhist funeral traditions with Reverend Harry Gyokyo Bridge, minister of the Buddhist Church of Oakland
- February 26: Carol Fleet Brody, author of Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the Grief of Widowhood
A Good Goodbye covers a wide range of critical information most people don’t consider until there’s a death in the family. Host Gail Rubin, CT, brings a light touch to a serious subject and presents expert interviews on funeral planning issues with practical insights into the party no one wants to plan.
By planning ahead and having a conversation, families can reduce stress at a time of grief, minimize family conflict, save money and create a meaningful, memorable “good goodbye.”
Sign up for a free planning form and get more information at www.AGoodGoodbye.com.
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ABOUT GAIL RUBIN
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, is author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. Host of A Good Goodbye television series and Internet radio show, she is a Certified Thanatologist (that’s a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the funeral planning conversation started. She’s also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, funeral planning consultant, and insurance agent.
Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. She is Vice President of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico, helping to start conversations across religions. Her website is www.AGoodGoodbye.com.
Contact: Gail Rubin | PH: 505-265-7215