Have you ever touched a dead body?

@dreamy1 (3812)
United States
November 5, 2007 8:38pm CST
I've known people who have touched their dead relatives in a coffin and they said they felt hard. At my father's funeral I couldn't bring myself to touch him even though part of me wanted to I just couldn't do it. I loved my father dearly but I couldn't touch him. Have you ever touched a dead body? What was it like for you?
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5 responses
• United States
6 Nov 07
i have touched a body once. was when i was in highschool,they took us to the community collage they had a cadaver there. it was n older lady, she was col and discolored..i didnt feel hardness but i didnt touch her that long either. i felt bad already:(
@lkbooi (16077)
• Malaysia
6 Nov 07
My beloved mom passed away in my hug. My younger sister and brother left for their supper in that very moment. I was the only one who accompanied her for her last departure. I did some chanting for her during that heart breaking moment. I kissed her and rested my face on hers. I still could feel the warm sensation of her cheek even though this happened eleven years back. I was at ease as she could pass away peacefully. Her body still warmed when the rest of my siblings returned home after half an hour or so.
@toteles (148)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
I'm a student nurse and I already perform 4 CPR, 1 of which we managed to revive while unluckily the other 3, we were not able to revive.
• China
6 Nov 07
terrible...i haven't ever touch them.never.
@men82in (1270)
• India
6 Nov 07
Skins will be softer upto ten hours then whole body will be toughened and face also got changed in colour and looks alike of somebody. In my family and my relatives deaths i use to wash and lift the bodies as affection and humanity.