Drowning Your Sorrows At the Funeral Home
By Four Walls
December 11, 2017 9:12pm CST
From the "what will they think of next" department, I saw this news story on a local TV station's web site. A local funeral home just got its liquor license. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, I'm not hitting the sauce. According to WDRB, the Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Indiana (a "suburb" of Louisville) just received a liquor license that will allow it to provide alcohol to the grieving families. I laughed when I read that. Then I realized that wakes are places where booze flows as freely as tears. So why not. However, when I went to their web site they got me one better: they graciously have a 24-hour return policy on all cremations. Oops, wrong ashes. Sorry about that. Here, have a drink. No kidding:
Serving beer, wine, and liquor in a funeral setting is part of a growing trend across the country.
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• United States
@misunderstood_zombie -- I know exactly what you mean. How do you "replace" Uncle Fred's ashes? Do they have a bunch of college interns in the basement and they give them the ashes and say, "Here's another screw-up, glue him back together"?
• Midland, Michigan
That is certainly bizarre. It wouldn't happen in my city as they only allow a certain amount of licenses and several restaurants and stores have changed their mind about building on the mall side of town since waiting for the ok can take years.