THE SIMPLEST CASKET IS MADE SACRED

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We love it when families make the trip to Green-Wood Cemetery’s crematory chapels. It’s in these lovely spaces that families can place their hands on the closed casket and say their last goodbyes before the cremation takes place. Kan-Chee Sang’s loving family made color copies and enlargements of family photos, then taped them to her casket as they listened to soft, comforting music. They took their time, cried, shared stories and parted in a way that wasn’t quite possible at the apartment where she’d died in the care of hospice. Any creative action is helpful in the effort to rise above a major loss. Kan-Chee’s memory was honored and everyone present admitted that, sad as they were, this was the best way to part.

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