Monday 5 December 2016

Dead wrong

Published 14/12/2012 | 05:00

• In 1965, when I started in my father's undertaker's business, corpses of the rich and poor alike were clad in a shroud. The adage that "a shroud has no pockets" was writ large.

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Circa 1970, dressing the dead in their own clothing became the norm. With so many pockets on modern clothing, perhaps the money-grabbing political class ("We're entitled to these payments") think they can take their obscene perks with them when they die.

Declan Foley
Berwick, Australia

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