No Apologies Needed
Think nothing of hijacking the original thread. I figure that it comes with the territory: new kid in the neighborhood with new and different toys and from a different school; people want to learn more. Invariably, everyone has a funeral-related question or story that they want to share or a myth that needs to be debunked; so, I'm used to it: church, grocery store, cocktail parties, etc. Once people learn what I do (and that I'm not a funeral director), the questions begin to flow.
I remain as ever, your faithful & obedient servant,
aka Benjamin Franklin Lyford, M.D.
Drs. Chamberlain & Lyford, Principal Embalming Surgeons
Washington City, D. C.
Adservio mortuus quidnam es non potens adservio ipsum
Traveling with while in the field:
Mid-States Living History Association, Indianapolis, IN
10th Illinois Cavalry Regiment, Springfield, IL
The Society of Civil War Surgeons