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CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR » The Embalmer’s Oath

CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR » The Embalmer’s Oath

Death and the Maidens: Women in Funeral Service

Death and the Maidens: Women in Funeral Service

From the day we walked on earth, we have disposed corpses only by two methods – burial or cremation. But thanks to the effects of lye, mortuary science has come up with a third option now – dissolving bodies in lye and flushing them down the drain. For all its eww-factor, dealing with the dead using lye is not such an eerie thing. It involves using lye, pressure and heat to reduce dead bodies into a brownish liquid that is sterile enough to be flushed through the drain. (nope, not for me!)

From the day we walked on earth, we have disposed corpses only by two methods – burial or cremation. But thanks to the effects of lye, mortuary science has come up with a third option now – dissolving bodies in lye and flushing them down the drain. For all its eww-factor, dealing with the dead using lye is not such an eerie thing. It involves using lye, pressure and heat to reduce dead bodies into a brownish liquid that is sterile enough to be flushed through the drain. (nope, not for me!)

I don't want to be a funeral director, but I like reading their trade publications... I'm weird

I don't want to be a funeral director, but I like reading their trade publications... I'm weird

American Gothic house - Iowa Yes this is the actual house that American Gothic was painted at!

American Gothic house - Iowa Yes this is the actual house that American Gothic was painted at!

Infographic from SimplicityPlan.com detailing the latest cremation trends.

Infographic from SimplicityPlan.com detailing the latest cremation trends.

The Principals and Practices of Embalming by Robert G. Mayer http://www.amazon.com/dp/0838521878/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_uHkyub1MDF70V

The Principals and Practices of Embalming by Robert G. Mayer http://www.amazon.com/dp/0838521878/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_uHkyub1MDF70V

Kelowna Florist BC Sympathy Flowers Funeral Flowers Okanagan BC

Kelowna Florist BC Sympathy Flowers Funeral Flowers Okanagan BC

The Principles & Practice of Embalming....it's a great read for anyone who wonders about what happens in the funeral home

The Principles & Practice of Embalming....it's a great read for anyone who wonders about what happens in the funeral home

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