X-Message-Number: 33179
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 10:31:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: more on mortuaries

I've lost the text, but I recall that Brian Wowk noted some possible  

problems with use of morticians for standby, including availability of  
Those objections do not seem valid to me, for a very simple reason, namely, 
 that any company like Suspended Animation would face the same problems, 
and  using morticians would in almost all cases be cheaper and quicker and 
more  reliable. 
As previously noted, when Mae and I lived in Arizona, we trained and  
equipped the local mortuary people, and paid an annual retainer for an annual  
practice run. 
I think Brian specifically said that if an actual bedside standby were  

necessary or desirable, maybe lasting several days, this would preclude use of
mortuary people. Not so. The mortuaries not only often have sizable staffs, 
but  they always have potential additional staff through cooperation with 
other  morticians in the vicinity. 
I acknowledge that some members travel a lot and would find a fixed local  
set-up impractical, but these are in a small minority.
Robert Ettinger

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