Rite of the sitting dead: Funeral poses mimic life

  • by: Campbell Robertson and Frances Robles , New York Times
  • Updated: June 23, 2014 - 9:09 AM

NEW ORLEANS — All last week, people were calling Louis Charbonnet to find out how they might avoid lying down at their funerals. Funeral directors have called; so have people with their own requests, such as the woman who wanted to be seen for the last time standing over her cooking pot.

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