What a thrill it was to see, touch and even sit in the driver’s seat of the Jaguar hearse recreated from the cult classic film, Harold and Maude! The man who undertook this challenge, Ken Roberts, was in Albuquerque on August 20 with his wife Glenda for the local Jaguar Concours d’Elegance, a judging competition.
My picture in the hearse is now the new Facebook page cover for A Good Goodbye. Check out the story below about how it was built.
KICKING THE BUCKET LIST is now available in paperback form – eBook versions will become available soon. Amazon just named it a #1 New Release in Legal Self-Help! It already has 13 5-star reviews, and people are buying multiple copies at all my speaking events (they make great gifts). Check out upcoming talks below.
Looking forward to presenting next week’s “Laughing in the Face of Death” talk at Congregation Beth Ami in Rockville, Maryland (more info)! And mark your calendars for the next Albuquerque Death Cafe on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Links to recent blog posts and other upcoming events follow. Please call if I can be of assistance – 505.265.7215.
Live long and prosper,
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®
The Family Plot Blog Highlights
Cartoonist Richard Thompson Made Us Laugh Memories of the award-winning cartoonist who was a friend of mine in college.
The Meanings Behind Rituals for Military and Veteran Funerals Meanings for flag folding, 21-gun salutes, Taps and other rituals for military and veteran funerals.
Downsize, Make Money and Save the Environment! A short speech video to help you get started.
Upcoming Events and a Humorous Quote
Tuesday, September 6, 7:30 p.m. — “Laughing in the Face of Death: Funny Films for Funeral Planning” at Congregation Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd, Rockville, MD
Friday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. — “Laughing in the Face of Death: Funny Films for Funeral Planning” at the New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), Albuquerque, NM
Friday, September 23 — “Laughing in the Face of Death: Funny Films for Funeral Planning” at the New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, October 11, 1:00 p.m. — “Talking About Sex Won’t Make You Pregnant, Talking About Funerals Won’t Make You Dead” at Albuquerque Chapter S of PEO.
“Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.” — Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory