As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
We continue with this week’s special Halloween/Day of the Dead feature called “Departing in Style”. Today, I bring you a most unusual museum —The National Museum of Funeral History.
This is the great advantage about blogging, you learn something new (& unique) everyday. I never knew such a museum existed. I am delighted that an exhibition venue of such a special field exists.
The loss of a loved one is a very personal and intimate moment that we share with family and friends. But even before that, we share it first with the people in the funeral business. We need these people and they do us such a noble service during the saddest times of our lives but we tend to not ever want to talk to or about them until we really have to. So, I salute the efforts of the founders of this museum. What a great way to show our gratitude and appreciation for the gentle souls of the funeral industry who dedicate their lives to serving us in our times of greatest need. And of course, this museum also gives us the opportunity to examine funeral customs around the world. The paraphernalia & rituals may be slightly different, but the essence is the same. We all grieve and all want to give our loved one the best send off we can afford as our last chance to say we truly care and that they will be sorely missed.
A Little About the National Museum
of Funeral History of Houston, Texas
Here is a sneak preview of some of the exhbitions at the National Museum of Funeral History: