Danish immigrants, mortality, death
It is my experience that we avoid funerals because they remind us of our mortality for which provisions must be made. Our resistance has two causes: we dread - in accordance with the human tendency to resist change - the most profound change of all, from life to death, mortality itself. Secondly, we dislike having to provide for our own departure according to the custom of the country or the taste of the individual.
"An Immigrant's Provisions for Mortality,"
The Bridge: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol7/iss1/5