"Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased, with the body present; however, modern wakes are often performed at a funeral home."
My Grandma was telling me when she was a kid they would hold the wake of the person who had died in the home, she said it was scary especially being a young kid at the time not able to sleep having a dead family member there in the room.. She also mentioned that houses with a wreath on the front door indicated that someone died and they were holding a wake.
now can you imagine holding a wake in your house with the body there as you are sleeping..your deceased family member, that has to be awful. I wouldn't be able to sleep in the house and I think it would stick with me for life. When my Great grandfather passed away when I was 12 or so I remember looking in the casket and seeing him dead, not the same way as I once knew him, ever since then I can't look at anyone in an open casket.. I don't think I ever will because that image of how he looked while he was deceased has stuck with me for so long and has given me sleepness nights, still does. I would rather remember them and how they were when they were alive and well..
so what are your thoughts on everything?