First Things - Religion and Public Life First Things on your tablet & mobile
Login forgot password? | register Close

In Praise of Wakes

From Web Exclusives

Going to a wake is always unpleasant. For one thing the departed, once embalmed, always looks like a stranger. Thus, the corkboard display of photos of the deceased as a baby, and as a teen, can only emphasize that he is now utterly a fossil. To make things worse, a wake usually comes in one of two . . . . Continue Reading »