The September 2000 issue of Carolina Country magazine reported the story of an
unusual funeral home in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The have installed a
drive-through viewing window. People can view the body of the deceased without
ever getting our of their cars. Of course that misses the point of funeral home
visitation. It is not just to view the body of the deceased. It is to bring
comfort and a sense of solidarity to the grieving family. But it makes the
point that we are in much too much of a hurry. We need to slow down, for our
own sake and for the sake of our friends.