October 18, 2014

Say Good Bye To Dad And Road Grime

SAGINAW, Michigan — Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home.

Drive-thru viewings.

Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go. It was designed in part to cater to those with physical limitations.

The funeral home's president, Ivan Phillips, says he expects more customers to opt for the drive-thru once they learn it's not a gimmick and is safe to use.

[...]Curtains covering the window open when sensors underneath the pavement recognize the presence of a car. Mourners then get three minutes to view the body as music plays.
The Chapel owners also are planning to install a car wash in the viewing area. They'll call it "The Final Rinse."

Story here.


LL said...

If there is a window where you can order an alcoholic beverage to toast the deceased while driving through you could have a drive-through wake at the same time.

Or, better still, just do it on-line to make it thoroughly modern.

sig94 said...

LL - heh, might as well throw a drive through caterer and florist into the mix.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ said...

Wave at Grandma kids, Okay next stop sonic and corn dogs!

Kid said...

When does Elvis get involved with this?

LL said...

Why couldn't you buy flowers to do a drive-by on the gravesite and chuck them out the window. As you suggested, if you include a McDonalds for the traditional "funeral meal" you have all the bases covered.