Skip to comments.Dead Puerto Rico Woman Propped up in Chair at own Funeral Wake
Posted on 05/31/2014 2:37:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
San Juan, Puerto Rico: has been memorialised at her wake sitting in her favourite rocking chair and wearing her old wedding gown.
At a San Juan funeral home, the body of Georgina Chervony Lloren was propped up in her red-cushioned rocking chair on Monday and wearing the gown from her second marriage 32 years ago.
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I used to think I wanted an old-fashioned Irish wake with me in the middle driving the porcelain bus.
Couldn’t they have at least tied her knees together?
I understand that this was not uncommon here in the States around the time of the Civil War.
The family genealogists are still debating whether that photo of great great granddad dressed in his Sunday best and sitting next to his wife was taken after he died.
Weekend at Bernie’s?
Very common in the 1800’s to take postmortem photos. Postmortem photos are very collectible now and can run into the hundreds of dollars.
Damn how do they get her back in a casket? I’d think
those joints would be stiff and not limber.
She’s waiting for her turn to vote for Hillary! (War on Worm-ins)
That photo is going to freak some people out with that purple light beside her body. Aiyeee, I see her ghost, lol.
Rigor mortis dissipates after a time.
Gives a whole new perspective on the concept of "the wake", eh ?
That’s what my wife just told me. Thanks.
Just a step away from being Miss Havisham.
The wedding dress touch really does add the creep to creepy.
So, is that deceased Pittsburg Steelers fan, all cozy now, in his Lazy Boy Chair going to be holding a remote channel changer with the TV left perpetually on? “It’s what he would have wanted!”.
Well, if that’s what she wanted and it makes the family happy, so be it. But it does reinforce my hope that I have the chance to crawl off into the woods and die in a cave where no one will find me.
That was my very first thought too.
No doubt still a voting democrat!
Well... As all Jewish boys know... It worked for Moses!
Well, you know it’s a classy funeral when they have to lock the bike.
If he was watching the Steelers last season, he probably figured that he woke up in Hell.
That’s nothing. I got a picture of a uncle in his casket all decked in his best suit with his casket sitting slanted upright and another grandpa standing next to him with a gun placed in his pants next to the family jewel. LOL whew Thank God that gun didn’t go off LOL
I’m Irish. I have wake stories from my own family that make this look like amateur hour. :-)
I can’t believe it took this many posts. I’m not even a CW fan.
Interesting about postmortem photos.
The question to ask: Is he/she still dead?
It was hard to hold still for those long exposures.
LOL This is verging on the macabre.
Yeah, when the muscles start to decompose. Lovely. Almost as lovely as her dress, which resembles a hotel shower curtain.
Go to youtube and do a search for “memento mori.” Lots of Victorian-era pictures of the deceased. In some cases, they used a special framework to photograph the corpses while they were standing, and painted open “eyes” on the closed lids of the bodies.
There are some pictures of live children posing with a deceased sibling. Photography was expensive back then, so in some cases this was the last chance for the family to have a picture of their loved one.
Do not look at these pictures if you are easily creeped out. Actually, don’t look at them if you have any capacity for getting creeped out at all.
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