As You Were

Devin Coughlin's blog.
Styles: Serious Spare

January 12, 2008

Memorial Service Photo Sets

For the last two memorial services for my grandparents, I have scanned in photos of them taken throughout their lives, arranged them in chronological order, and put them on running on a loop during the reception.

I really like this, because it gives me something to do in the days leading up to a funeral and because it gives everyone something structured to do and talk about during during the reception. There's something very comforting and hypnotic about seeing the person go from very young to very old in the photos. It's also good for people my age to see them as they were before we knew them.

Here are the two sets I have made so far, one for my mother's mother, Ethel Langworthy Devine Chase who died in 2006, and one for my father's father, Barring Hesse Coughlin, who died on 2 January 2008.

Posted by coughlin at 1:40 PM