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Dead Puerto Rico Woman Propped up in Chair at own Funeral Wake
Gulf News ^

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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1 posted on 05/31/2014 2:37:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I used to think I wanted an old-fashioned Irish wake with me in the middle driving the porcelain bus.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 2:40:17 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: nickcarraway

Couldn’t they have at least tied her knees together?


3 posted on 05/31/2014 2:40:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

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.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: nickcarraway

Weekend at Bernie’s?


5 posted on 05/31/2014 2:43:01 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: nickcarraway

GaaaaaK!


6 posted on 05/31/2014 2:46:20 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: nickcarraway

7 posted on 05/31/2014 2:48:00 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Veto!

Very common in the 1800’s to take postmortem photos. Postmortem photos are very collectible now and can run into the hundreds of dollars.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 2:50:37 PM PDT by NH Red
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To: nickcarraway
ghetto funeral photo: ghetto funeral ghettofuneral00.jpg
9 posted on 05/31/2014 2:51:44 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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Damn how do they get her back in a casket? I’d think
those joints would be stiff and not limber.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 2:51:47 PM PDT by deport
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To: nickcarraway

She’s waiting for her turn to vote for Hillary! (War on Worm-ins)


11 posted on 05/31/2014 2:52:04 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: windcliff

That photo is going to freak some people out with that purple light beside her body. Aiyeee, I see her ghost, lol.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 2:52:17 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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13 posted on 05/31/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: deport

Rigor mortis dissipates after a time.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 2:53:10 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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15 posted on 05/31/2014 2:54:17 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: NH Red
Looks like gra'maw fell asleep wachin' TV

Gives a whole new perspective on the concept of "the wake", eh ?

16 posted on 05/31/2014 2:54:34 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: exDemMom

That’s what my wife just told me. Thanks.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 2:56:09 PM PDT by deport
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18 posted on 05/31/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: skeeter

lol!


19 posted on 05/31/2014 2:58:31 PM PDT by brivette
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To: nickcarraway

Just a step away from being Miss Havisham.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 2:59:44 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

The wedding dress touch really does add the creep to creepy.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 3:00:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Snickering Hound

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!”.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 3:03:05 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

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.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 3:11:12 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: edpc

That was my very first thought too.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 3:15:16 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: nickcarraway

No doubt still a voting democrat!


25 posted on 05/31/2014 3:26:18 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Well... As all Jewish boys know... It worked for Moses!


26 posted on 05/31/2014 3:36:42 PM PDT by golux
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To: windcliff

Well, you know it’s a classy funeral when they have to lock the bike.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 3:38:07 PM PDT by golux
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To: lee martell

If he was watching the Steelers last season, he probably figured that he woke up in Hell.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 3:45:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: windcliff

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


29 posted on 05/31/2014 4:49:33 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: nickcarraway

I’m Irish. I have wake stories from my own family that make this look like amateur hour. :-)


30 posted on 05/31/2014 5:18:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nickcarraway

I can’t believe it took this many posts. I’m not even a CW fan.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zCiKxjZTa2I


31 posted on 05/31/2014 5:23:30 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: NH Red

Interesting about postmortem photos.

The question to ask: Is he/she still dead?


32 posted on 05/31/2014 6:07:31 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!
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.

It was hard to hold still for those long exposures.

33 posted on 05/31/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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It was hard to hold still for those long exposures.

LOL This is verging on the macabre.

34 posted on 05/31/2014 7:00:49 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: exDemMom

Yeah, when the muscles start to decompose. Lovely. Almost as lovely as her dress, which resembles a hotel shower curtain.


35 posted on 05/31/2014 11:37:54 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Veto!

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.


36 posted on 06/01/2014 5:03:21 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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