June 19, 2005
Back in the 70’s and 80’s oversize caskets were hard to get and poorly made. Special size caskets were made by hand, and without much regard to quality or integrity. In 1985, Forrest Davis, (Pee Wee) quit his job as a welder in a casket factory and said, “Boys, I’m gonna go home and build oversize caskets that you would be proud to put your mother in.” He and his wife Mary, saw the need to produce a quality oversize casket. The company started in an old converted hog barn by offering just two sizes and one color. From those beginnings, the company expanded rapidly to a full range of sizes starting at 29” wide, up to 52” wide, and up to 8 feet long. 2,1m wide casket for a 408 kg dead man
Trappist Caskets is a work of the monks of New Melleray Abbey
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once upon a time, i had thought I had seen the most outrageous coffin ever. It was a sqaure box, and it had postage all over it, and it had a stamp on it that read, "Return to sender." Just when I Thought that was it, that I had seen it all. I come across The Kiss Koffin. Do you suppose Gene Simmons is particularly proud of that one?
Posted by: Elizabeth at Oct 9, 2005 8:16:42 PM
Things to consider when buying a Funeral Casket. US Funerals Online, funeral guide and directory of all funeral homes in the US.
Posted by: Nick at Nov 4, 2005 1:08:47 PM