Patient, A Surgeon’s Journey, a moving 72-minute documentary, is a thought- and conversation-provoking film that can help families wrap their hearts and minds around mortality issues. During 2017, we’ve seen news reports of coffin building clubs in New Zealand and of family and friends building a casket for a contractor who died unexpectedly. But Dr. Jeffrey Piehler was ahead of this trend back in 2014. Dr. Piehler, a surgeon diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer, built his own casket … [Read more...] about Video Review: Patient, A Surgeon’s Journey
Who owns the casket used to bury someone? That is the unusual question facing a Texas judge. Lee Harvey Oswald, President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, was buried days after he shot President Kennedy and was in turn shot by Jack Ruby. The casket in which he was buried had been purchased by his brother, Robert Oswald, for $300 in 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald’s widow, Marina, had asked Robert Oswald to make the funeral arrangements for her husband. In 1981, Lee Harvey Oswald’s body was exhumed to … [Read more...] about Who Owns the Casket?