Genevieve Keeney is the president of The National Museum of Funeral History and a licensed mortician, an awesome unsung hero among museums. They opened a new exhibit: "Icons In Ash" which explores memorial portraits made with the cremated remains of the deceased by artist Heide Hatry. We also talk about other ways of memorializing the dead like using to creating diamonds from cremated remains and planting trees. We discuss the emotional and philosophical challenges of considering alternate ethnic funeral traditions, why the subject is still taboo and how to respectfully teach it to museum visitors.
www.nmfh.org to visit this unusual and awesome museum and while you're there, check out their resources on writing Obituaries and Eulogies.