Say hello to Miriam Burbank. Now wave goodbye, because she's deceased. And her daughters decided to send her off the way she would have wanted: attending her own kickass party. Mission accomplished. I only wish I could have been there.
With a case of Busch beer by her side, a menthol cigarette in her hand, and a disco ball flashing overhead Miriam Burbank attended her last party.
Burbank's two daughters, who call their mom Mae Mae, said she was full of life and they wanted her funeral to reflect that. So they told the funeral home directors at Charbonnet Funeral Home what she liked and came up with this.
Aside from the beer and menthol cigarette, Burbank is sitting at a table in a living room type setting. Also the Saints lover has her fingernail painted black and gold.
Burbank's daughters said other family members seemed to enjoy this fitting goodbye.
Busch beer, whiskey, the Saints, a disco ball, and crossword puzzles? I feel like Miriam and I would have gotten along great. Hell, I even like the orchids and topiary in the back. It's a shame we never got to meet. At least she'll have a great view to watch Saints games from heaven. "The Saints play in a covered stadium." Pfft, all angels have laser vision. Rest in peace, Miriam. Oh, and make sure to use an ashtray and not flick your cigarette butts in heaven -- Jesus hates that.
Thanks to blue16, who has always wanted to attend a party with a dead person. Right? They made it look so fun in Weekend At Bernie's.