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Friday, February 15, 2008

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Obit

The Swedes enjoy adding personalized drawing to their death notices.

[Christer Larsson] pulls out a booklet showing a selection of drawings and symbols suggested by funeral homes, categorized by religion, animals (pets are as popular in death as in life), flowers and plants, sports team logos, and miscellaneous, including a lute, candle, grand piano, treble clef, saxophone, heart or teddy bear.
Families' own drawings are rarely refused.

"Once," he recalls, "someone sent us a picture of a guy barbecuing and he was not wearing a shirt and barbecuing a hamburger. We couldn't accept that. It would have been shocking." [Link]
[Thanks, Nancy!]

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