Because my cousin and I did and I forgot not to smile, but we did it to have memories. I also filmed and took a picture of him. I saw several people doing that not just me.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:28 PM on Nov. 17, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I think it's creepy and an invasion of the dead person's privacy. I know I wouldn't like pictures of my carcass floating around for people to gawk at years later. Death is very personal, and why would you want to remember someone in their coffin and not how they were full of life?
There are many sites around where people have posted pictures of Victorian era death photos. Most of them are of children, and although I find it repulsive, I also find it facinating and can't help but look. It's like a train wreck...
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Nov. 18, 2009
My dad's side of the family always took pictures of the relatives in the coffin. And they'd make a bunch of copies and send them to all the relatives. My mom thought it was creepy. When my mom died, my dad's side of the family broke out the cameras. I didn't want them to take pictures but there was no way of stopping all of them. They had my brother and sister stand in front of the coffin, and finally I went and stood next to my brother and sister so that they would take the picture. Out of habit of smiling when someone takes your picture....yes, I smiled. I think I look crazy smiling in that picture in front of my mom in her coffin, and my brother and sister looking devastated, like we all were. You just reminded me of this. The people who are important will know that we smiled out of habit. Everyone else I guess will have something to gossip about.
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