Here’s an excerpt from a great article about coffin shopping written by Bruce Watson from the blog WalletPop. Click on the link below to read the full article.
"When I was in high school, I took a class titled "Death and Dying." In addition to learning about the grieving process and reading afterlife narratives, my class studied the ins and outs of the funeral industry. We inspected coffins, read Jessica Mitford's The American Way of Death, hung out in graveyards, and wandered all over a local funeral home. By the end of the semester, my classmates and I were experts. We knew all about the psychology of death, had studied the death industry scams, and were armed for combat against any undertaker who was stupid enough to try and pull a fast one on us. Even so, the first time that I helped plan a funeral, I was completely overwhelmed."
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