Looking out my Backdoor: We don't talk about that!


Last updated 9/8/2023 at 12:28pm

I was excited. I had just signed the papers and prepaid for a cremation plan. It is the sensible thing to do. I live in Mexico. I, no doubt, will die in Mexico. Dying in Mexico is a hassle when one’s family and citizenship are elsewhere.

For one thing, the customs are different. If one dies on a Monday, one’s body is washed and dressed for viewing on Tuesday and the funeral and burial are Wednesday. Or even Tuesday.

I live in a tiny retirement community. Most of the year, there are not more than a couple, or four other gringos here. In the middle of winter, maybe eight or ten. There...

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