Laughing in the Face of Death: Funny Films to Start
Serious Funeral Planning Conversations
Keynote address at FCA-VT Annual Meeting/Conference
Saturday, May 4th, 1:00 PM, Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich, VT
We plan our finances, our families, our retirement, just about everything
except our funerals. Without end-of-life planning, life’s other plans can come
Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals
won’t make you dead – and your family will benefit from the conversation.
Gail Rubin, author of the award-winning book A Good Goodbye: Funeral
Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die, uses gentle humor to convey the
vital information about funeral arrangements that most people don’t learn
about until faced with a death in the family.
Ms. Rubin will speak about funeral planning issues, illustrating her points with clips from comedy films and television programs. Films include Death at a Funeral, Undertaking Betty, The Big Lebowski, The Six Wives of Henry LeFay, and the “Chuckles Bites The Dust” episode from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Come on out to laugh and learn!