Mother Hen’s Final Resting place?

UPDATE:  I forgot to mention that, since Friday is my day to post at Cyberpols, there is another discussion related to this, ongoing over there. 🙂

So Marsha and I went to the National Museum of Funeral History on Monday morning. It was interesting. Honest. 🙂

One interesting display was the special coffins carved by the people of Ghana. It is part of their tradition to lay people to rest in a coffin that represents their life. Many of the people are fishermen and there were several elaborately carved coffins in the shape of shellfish or fish. This one here was near and dear to my heart because it is of a mother hen. The little plaque in front says:

“One of the most popular coffins among women, this one might be chosen to convey a caring nature – a ‘mother hen’ “

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20 Responses to Mother Hen’s Final Resting place?

  1. Don’t go “resting” just yet! It’s great to have you back. And to see what you look like. Tickersoid & Shiftclick are right!

    Looks and sounds like you had a fab non-work part of the trip.

    Now that you’re back, P&T need sorting out. They’ve been running riot… 🙂

  2. Meow says:

    Welcome back … sounds like your trip was a success. Your photos are great. Interesting “resting places” … don’t know that I’d like to be buried in a rooster !!
    Hope you have a great day, take care, Meow

  3. kyahgirl says:

    IdV – hi! thanks. I had a fab work part too. I’ll have to write about that.

    MEOW-good to see you. I don’t think I’m in danger of getting buried in the rooster. They’d have to cut me off at the knees. It was small!

  4. tickersoid says:

    Nothing wrong with hacking your legs off first. It’s not like you’ll feel it.

  5. Sorry to bring the tone down (well… actually, LOL) but what happens if you’re a porn star? That would make for a fancy coffin wouldn’t it? I think I’d have mine in the shape of a burlesque dancer doing a high-kick…

  6. Whinger says:

    Well that’s just the perfect coffin for you!

    File under things I never thought I’d say.

    And how cute is that picture of you? Cute.

  7. Margaret says:

    Looks like a great place ,so glad you had a great time and happy to see you back.

  8. Fuckkit says:

    I’d have mine carved in my own image and I shall be entomed in an ornate temple with gold and silver and diamonds.

    At least thats what I’d request. Its not like I’d find out if they just chucked me on the tip is it.

  9. Ms.L says:

    Hehehee,don’t start thinking about THAT yet!
    I’m glad your trip was good and that you made it home safe:)

  10. kyahgirl says:

    ticker-good point, as always 🙂

    Lady Muck- I would love to see the burlesque coffin!

    Whinger-I’ve set a new tone here eh? 🙂

    Margaret-thanks sweetie ♥

    Fuckkit-if you leave me a small stipend,I’ll see to it that you get the coffin you desire 🙂

    Ms. L-thanks! And Naw, I’m not thinking about dying yet!

  11. Karen says:

    Welcome back! Love the pics of you with snow & you without snow! 🙂

  12. SID says:

    Oh pics…Very nice Kyahgirl, of you and Michelle and you!

    The coffin is pretty too.

    I like coffins.

    They talk to me.

  13. logo says:

    I love that, gonna save up for one of those?

  14. Barbara says:

    Every time I see a picture of you I can’t help but marvel how little you have changed since high school! Your texas trip appears to have been a great time.
    Glad to have you back!

  15. Fuckkit says:

    How small a stipend is small? And what exactly does stipend mean? 😉

  16. kyahgirl says:

    Hi karen 🙂

    SID, if coffins talk to you, you would have really enjoyed the museum. There were lots of them, and fancy hearses too!

    logo-naw, I don’t think I’ll be buried

    Barbara-sweet Barbara-I think our minds play tricks on us! Can you believe how long its been since we were in high school? When I saw you and Mo this summer it was just like 25 years ago. Oh, and I got you a little memento!

    Fuckkit- its all negotiable 😉

  17. tickersoid says:

    I think my casket, would most appropriately be in the shape of a Muppet, Beaker perhaps.

  18. kyahgirl says:

    T- Beaker is fab! One of my favorite muppets. 🙂

  19. phlegmfatale says:

    Wow – that’s amazing – what a send-off!

  20. Caroline says:

    Welcome back! Sorry I’ve not been around, rather busy….
    Fascinating about the coffins. Hey, it’s coming to us all, may as well do it in style!

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