Religion: Decent Burial

John Doe drove a Cadillac, worked in an air-conditioned office and smoked 75¢ cigars. When John died, the undertaker (whose card described him as a "mortician") came to talk over the arrangements with his widow.

A man of Mr. Doe's position, the undertaker quietly suggested, should certainly lie in a sheet-bronze casket with a quilted satin lining. Of course the widow would want the body to be on view in the "reposing room" before the ceremony. The service could be held either in the "chapel" or in a regular church, whichever she preferred, but it would be a great comfort to...

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