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04 March 2010 @ 07:49 pm
Customs around death  
I suppose it all depends on what you grow up with, but I find open-casket viewings creepy as hell.
I'm a mockereusashead on March 5th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
Moi aussi.

I suppose I grew up with them, in that both my maternal grandparents died when I was in my teens and they both had open-casket funerals. My mom died when I was 22 after she'd had cancer for 2 years, and I was like NO. Put her in a pretty box with flowers on top, sure, but no looky-looky. (It might have been her wish as well; I don't remember.) Anyone who wanted to see her could have seen her when she was alive; they had enough notice.