The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade - Study Guide Chapter 6, The Golfatorium Summary & Analysis

Thomas Lynch
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Thomas Lynch is taking his first transcontinental flight and counting his blessings. But his mother was dying of cancer and was sick of treatment. She was going to die and he was scared. As the plane descended, he saw what appeared to be a golf course but could have been a cemetery. He realized that in California that it could have been both and this became a secret he has been working on since that moment. He thought it might attract more people to work at a funder parlor. Thomas has often worried about the fact that funeral direction will never be a large market because no one wants to do the job. Funeral directors are seen as grim and ambivalent. But there are exceptions which prove the rule. Poets and clergy often enjoy funerals.

Some people are ethnically disposed to...

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