June 11, 2010
Yes. I’m that morbid will tell you why.
For six years i worked in a Nursing Home for the elderly and quite a few of us talked as we did on break times. We look after them until death and lay them out. (i.e. was down the dead bodies and change their clothes, mainly into pj’s or a nightie and pull the blankets back up on the bed to make them look like they have gone to bed. To be respectful mostly.)
We talked about how they get looked after, when the coroners take them to the funeral homes. Our managers actually spoke to a funeral home for us to visit in our own time, which we did. The funeral parlour staff, took us through their offices which looked like small lounges, mainly for some small comfort to the mourners rather than a drab unfeeling office. Then to the little chapel of rest rooms and then through to the embalming room. To which an elderly man was going through the process of being embalmed. Yes we did watch the whole thing. The only bit i could not watch, was the mortician putting eye shaped half caps onto the eyes to keep the roundness you see everyday.
The following week, we went to the crematorium and was shown behind the scenes there. In the actual cremation ovens. (sorry could not find the word to describe.) there is an actual round hole you can see into and me being that morbid, i had a look and the only thing i saw left of the body and coffin was some of the ribs.
The sad thing was, the feller we saw being embalmed, was also there that day actually being cremated. None of us would look in that chamber.
It was very interesting and from both visit, we were nicely surprised how much care was taken and it did reassure us for ourselves.
So after that long winded story, yes i would watch an execution.
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