LIFE

People In The 1800s Did THIS With Dead Bodies

by Giovanna Boldrini

Sitting-stands were also an option if you wished to have your deceased loved-one in a more casual pose.

Sitting-stands were also an option if you wished to have your deceased loved-one in a more casual pose.

Believe it or not, we’re doing weirder things today. One woman in New Orleans, Louisiana violated just about every taboo in the book when it comes to dead bodies roughly one year ago today….at her VERY OWN FUNERAL, no less.

Here's a photo of Miriam "Mae-Mae" Burbank, just sitting at a table in a living room setting holding a menthol and her favorite beer. The only strange thing about the scene? She's 100% dead.

Here's a photo of Miriam "Mae-Mae" Burbank, just sitting at a table in a living room setting holding a menthol and her favorite beer. The only strange thing about the scene? She's 100% dead.

Burbank’s two daughters said Burbank was “full of life” and they wanted her funeral to reflect her life.