Standing on the ocean (gardenwaltz) wrote in little_details,
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Winter Funeral Complications in Maine

I'm writing a short story about a funeral director in Maine. I am originally from Florida and I'm curious about a few things. I'm trying to determine how much impact the whole winter thing would have on a funeral director in either Maine or New England in general. I have found some allusions to "winter storage" and I remember a coworker mentioning a burial had needed to be delayed until Spring for a relative who had died elsewhere in New England.

My questions:
Is it usual to delay the burial? Are there other options? Would a Maine native take this as understood, or possibly be surprised? Finally, are there other euphemisms, jokes, etc that refer to the problems of burying people in Winter?

Many thanks for any and all assistance.
Tags: usa: maine, ~climate/weather, ~funerals
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