Feb 2, 2012
Memories of childhood in the early 1940s
What made it even tougher was that back in the early 1940s, they had funerals in the homes. A relative would die, and their casket would be placed in the corner of some room in the house, so that visitors could come and pay their respects. Most of the visiting family members would spend the night with the dearly departed laid out in the next room.
To a boy of 10, this was not pleasant, especially at night when going to the bathroom required a trip past the deceased in the darkened room.
Read the full article in the Kokomo Perspective
Thanks to The Good Funeral Guide Blog for altering us to this article.