The funeral of Miriam Burbank

In the picture you see Miriam Burbank, sitting at a table, holding a menthol cigarette in her hand. She's dead, and this was the scene at her recent funeral. More info at

Of course, we've seen this kind of stuff before here at WU. Back in 2008, there was a post about Ángel Pantoja Medina "standing tall at his funeral." And also from 2008, a post about the Kuku Kuku of Papua New Guinea who pose their dead sitting up. So perhaps posed corpses at funerals is a phenomenon that is "no longer weird."
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jun 13, 2014
     Category: Death

For years, I have threatened my in-laws that if they hold an open-casket viewing for me, I'll sit up. Maybe I need a better threat.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 06/13/14 at 11:55 AM
The Irish do this all the time, don't they?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/13/14 at 12:01 PM
To be followed by the movie "Weekend at Miriam's"
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/13/14 at 01:22 PM
It's all fun and games until something falls off.
Posted by KDP on 06/13/14 at 02:43 PM
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