An Unexpected Kind Of Family Foresight

Ficklen, Ellen
March 2002
Newsweek;3/25/2002, Vol. 139 Issue 12, p12
Presents the author's experience of helping her father plan for his own funeral. Details on what the father wanted, including the casket open before service and to not have the funeral held in a church, despite his being a minister; Importance of having an adequate casket if the body will be transported to a distant cemetery for burial; Decision of the author's mother to plan for her funeral at the same time as her husband; Gratitude of the author towards her parents for planning their own funerals.


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