Mortician talks about makeup and more
People don't die gracefully, says mortician Lynne McGuire. Often the last time family members see their loved one at home or in the hospital it's not a comforting sight. That mental picture "stays with them until they see something to replace that," and providing a comforting final vision is part of her job, she says in a 3-minute video featured on the front of today's Washington Post.
The front-page blurb that promotes the video: "I can't change the course of events, but I can attempt to make it a little easier" for families and friends, Lynne McGuire says.
The video is part of an (obviously) online-only project called OnBeing. This series is about make-up, so McGuire addresses how she uses cosmetics and mortuary products to make the deceased look as he or she did in life.
To watch the video, follow this link: http://specials.washingtonpost.com/video/onbeing/
If McGuire's video isn't already on the player, click on her name in the list below the player. There will be a brief ad before the video starts.