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INTERVIEW WITH A MORTICIAN Photo credit: Laura Makabresku FORMALITIES:  The following interview was conducted by Laurel Elizabeth Hasara on March 31st, 2023 with a licensed mortician & funeral director in the state of Maryland. The interviewee has request to remain anonymous... and I will be honoring this request, referring to her as R uby for the duration of this blog post. This interview was transcribed in real time {to the best of my multitasking capabilities} via a phone interview. Direct quotes will be italicized in quotations, while the rest is subject to paraphrasing. The final publication has been verified by the interviewee for accuracy. This is not the full conversation, but the parts I'm willing to share publicly at this time.  Do enjoy & this material is not for the faint of heart. What's the purpose of this interview, you might ask?  A {Laurel}: to better understand an industry that's fascinated me since childhood. No source is better than the working p