Macabre Wakes

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  1. divits

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    This seems rather bizarre and to me makes the remembrance of the dead more of an oddity than a reflection of their life. Its like a "Ripley's Believe it or Not" display or "Weekend at Bernie's" sequel.

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/bod...-video-games-sunglasses-snacks-182105773.html

    A family whose teenage son died honored his memory in an unusual wake: His corpse was positioned in a chair facing a television screen, a video game controller in hand and his favorite snacks next to him.

    Renard Matthews, 18, of New Orleans, La., was robbed and shot to death on the evening of June 25 while walking his dog. Matthews, whom a neighbor described as “a nice young man,” loved football and basketball; his favorite athlete was Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, his mother, Temeka, told a local news station, WGNO. On Sunday, his wake presented a faithful reflection of his low-key lifestyle. The family had Matthews embalmed and placed in a stance that was typical for him. He was seated in a chair, wearing an Irving jersey and sunglasses, with a PlayStation controller in his hand, facing a television playing the Celtics. He was flanked by Doritos and soda.


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    Morbidly creepy.
     
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      Didnt the Irish have wakes and put them in a chair while they drank
       
      • Gatordiddy

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        Reminds me of Jerry Clower’s story

         
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          “Hot steel balls!!!”
          I listened to those - as well as Carlin, Pryor, Cheech and Chong and Steve Martin.
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