You know, I’ve never been one of those open casket types. Once someone’s gone, that’s it for me — I don’t want to remember them lying in a casket, completely lifeless. But I guess like most things, I’m in the minority on this one. Take for instance your typical Titans or general NFL fan. I’m not sure exactly what they had to gain by visiting Steve McNair’s casket at the funeral home, but some felt that they needed to be there. These are probably the same people who slow down at the scene of a car crash and look over, all the while bringing the freeway speed down from 70mph to 25. Thanks guys. So anyway, if you want to know how sick some of these people are, they were bitching that it wasn’t open-casket. No joke.
People were disappointed that McNair’s casket was closed during the visitation.
“I wanted to view him – I didn’t want to view a casket. I think everybody expected to see him,” said Jackie Smith, who stopped by before going to work at the U.S. Postal Service.
She described herself as a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, “but I enjoyed that Air McNair period.” She said the reality of McNair’s death finally kicked in yesterday when she saw his obituary in the newspaper, “but still I’d prefer to view the body to have some closure.”
Now I’m not exactly an expert in the field of mortuary science, but I’m guessing that four bullets shot at a person from close range, including two in the head, doesn’t make it very easy to make the body presentable.
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