When two family members stepped forward to try to lift the casket, the bottom fell out, literally. Apparently, the casket was of particle board and staple assembly. Nice.
At the subsequent closed coffin memorial service family members opened the coffin to take a last peek at Dad only to find that he was dressed like a used car salesman wandering the aisles of Wal-Mart in seriously mismatched clothes. Dad's precipitous fall from the cheapo casket damaged the "burial clothes" purchased for the first go-round. The funeral home decided not to incur the additional expense of re-attiring Mr. Gowdy with all the splendor of his first fitting. Real nice.
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