Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Boomer Trend in DIY Funerals?

From WBUR public radio in Boston Massachusetts, a story and podcast on "at-home funerals." 

For a number of years I have invited an attorney with expertise in alternative funerals to speak to my classes. In fact, that is how I first learned that Costco carries urns and caskets (with a choice of standard or expedited shipping -- which strikes me as a trick question).  As outlined by WBUR in the article, there is a surprising amount of freedom, if that is the right word, in the law of many states for families to choose informal funerals and burials. 

Hat tip to Ann Murphy at Gonzaga Law for sharing this link.  Our readers definitely are the key in helping to make this a "full service" blog!


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