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Thread #163788   Message #3912789
Posted By: GUEST,Martin Ryan
23-Mar-18 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Liam g ' Flynn (1945-2018)
Subject: RE: Obit: Liam g ' Flynn (1945-2018)
On wicker coffins - the first I saw was that of Tom Munnelly, the folklorist (and ex-Boy Scout companion of my youth) about ten years ago. Increasingly common.


p.s. Incidentally, knowing he was about to die, Tom arranged his funeral with meticulous care. The Order of Service, for example, had what looked like a Psalm printed on the back cover. What it actually said was:

"Outside of a book, a dog is Man's best friend
Inside a book - it's too dark to read..."

      Groucho Marx.