Tales of the Morgue - Styling the Departed, Delicate Bows, and Demise from a Dragon
2024/02/05

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The practice of embalming and preparing the deceased for their final rest has always been surrounded by an air of mystery. Mortuary workers have shared their stories, revealing the unusual techniques used to beautify the dead. From hairstyling to dressing the deceased in sweet ribbons, morticians go above and beyond to ensure that loved ones look their best. Sometimes, however, these efforts can go horribly wrong. The article describes a mortuary worker's anecdote of a young girl who tragically died in a fire. In an attempt to honor her memory, the worker carefully styled her hair, only to have it completely charred when the crematorium's flames ignited the hair product. Another morbid tale involves a deceased man who loved dragons, and his family requested that he be dressed in a dragon costume for his final send-off. The morticians dutifully complied, creating a custom dragon costume for the dead man. The sight of the deceased in full dragon regalia was equally awe-inspiring and unsettling. These stories shed light on the delicate balance morticians must strike between respecting the wishes of the deceased and ensuring that their efforts do not disturb or frighten mourners. The article highlights the often unspoken challenges and unique experiences faced by those in the mortuary profession, offering a poignant glimpse into a world many may never fully understand.

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