For this week’s #TBT, I decided to give you all a little morbid fun!
He stay at your place?
You sleep in the coffin, McGee?
Coffin? You said that it was a box sofa bed.
Well… it is! Sort of…
That’s why you wouldn’t turn the lights on. I can’t believe I just slept in a coffin.
…Not just slept.
Bibliography/Source: “NCIS , Season 1 Quotes.” Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/show-quote/58221>.
Onto the links!
When I was living in North Carolina and going to grad school, I learned about Decoration Day (it’s what prompted this blog). Here’s a review to a book called Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=30450
History of the African American funeral service: http://www.woodsvalentinemortuary.com/The_History_of_African-American_Funeral_Service_320351.html
A more general guide to American cemeteries and such: http://www.nps.gov/nr/publications/bulletins/nrb41/nrb41_5.htm
From the National Museum of Funeral History: http://www.nmfh.org/exhibits/mourning/info.php
A quick overview of burial practices in ancient times: http://www.ancient.eu/burial/
Another great quickie overview site: http://sellersfuneralhome.com/pages/services/historic.html
I think it’s interesting that I’m seeing funeral homes incorporating the history of funerals and burial practices on their websites: http://bartonfuneral.com/funeral-basics/history-of-funerals/
From the online Encyclopedia of Death and Dying:
Some random book I found–The History of Death: Burial Customs and Funeral Rites, from the Ancient World to Modern Times http://www.amazon.com/The-History-Death-Customs-Funeral/dp/1599212013
Chapter IV (in/via Sacred Texts): Wakes, Mutes, Wailers, Sin-Eating, Totemism, Death-Taxes http://www.sacred-texts.com/etc/fcod/fcod07.htm
Egypt (of course): http://www.carnegiemnh.org/online/egypt/funerarycustoms.html