Today’s Close to Home cartoon features a hearse being driven down the road with strings of cans tied to the back and “Just Embalmed” written across the back window. If you didn’t realize it, planning a wedding is a lot like planning a funeral. When you don’t do funeral planning before someone dies, a funeral is ten times more stressful than a wedding. Think about it, and start making your plans today.
Not too many people take the embalming part of undertaking to the extremes that some folks in Puerto Rico do. This recent ABC News story showed the final stop for a 73-year-old taxi driver who died of cancer. He was propped up behind the wheel of his cab for the final viewing. His eyes were closed and his hands gripped the steering wheel.
Some people even climbed in his taxi with him for a final photo before he was buried – in a casket, not his taxi.