Report from May 13, 2013 Meeting

Lakewood Cemetery

Thirty people gathered at the home of Nancy Manahan & Becky Bohan May 13 to learn about conventional burials, pictured above, and green burials. Excerpts from a TED-X Talk on conservation burials and a KARE-11 story on alkaline hydrolysis (“flameless cremation”) were shown. For these videos and other resources, visit the MTN Resources page, and scroll down to section C, ECO-FRIENDLY FINAL DISPOSITION RESOURCES.


Eli Effinger-Weintraub recommended an informative and amusing website: The Order of the Good Death from a young California mortician who answers questions about death care on “Ask a Mortician.”



The Minnesota book launch for Charlene Elderkin’s new anthology Where the Tree Falls, the Forest Rises: Stories of Death and Renewal will be Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Nancy and Becky, 21 East Rustic Lodge Avenue, Minneapolis (612.823.1910). Four authors from the Minnesota Threshold Network will read from their pieces.

Where the Tree Falls

Lawrence Doe announced his One Hundred Souls Project which offers workshops “designed to awaken possibilities in the dying process, to change fear into awe, and to add a sense of mystery and adventure to the sorrow and loss in death.” A website is not up yet, but Lawrence can be reached at

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church had a funeral planning workshop last week. There are indications that the church may be interested in a presentation from MTN.

MTN member Leslie Reindl died Tuesday night. A vigil is being held through Thursday. A private funeral was held on Friday. Blessings on your journey, Leslie, and thank you for inviting Threshold members to share your passage.

The next meeting will be June 26, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Roseville Public Library, 2180 Hamline Avenue North, Roseville. This is the annual MTN public

Edith Bohan's grave Nancy snoveling

informational forum on Home After-Death Care and Green Burials. The event is free and open to the public (as are all Threshold meetings!!).

Becky Bohan


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