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The traditionalists won’t like it, but the tone of funerals is increasingly changing before our very eyes

16th April, 2015
An Eco Coffin made of reeds. In Britain, a funeral services company is offering access to natural burial grounds such as rural meadows.

Last year, the friends and family of New Orleans resident Miriam Burbank, who had died at the age of 53, requested that she attend her own funeral service (as it were). The funeral director agreed to help so that her body, eyes covered by in large sunglasses, was propped up at a table with a can of beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

According to a report in the New York Times,...

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