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Author, Lisa Rogak has written a book on Funeral Foods, Rituals & Customs from Around World

It’s entitled, “Death Warmed over.” In it she tells the story of one man who was very near death. He was dying at home in bed. He could smell the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies coming from down stairs. And he wanted one more cookie before he should die. So, he climbs out of bed, rolls down the stairs and crawls on his hands and knees across the kitchen floor, reaches a trembling arm to grasp that one final chocolate chip cookie when he feels the sting of a spatula smack his hand. “Put that back,” His wife said, “They’re for the funeral!”