A 60 year old Emmonak man died last weekend of a heart attack. The funeral is tomorrow. I asked if they buried the body since it is so cold. This is what happens:
Usually, they put the body in a locally made casket. They then have the ceremony and then take the body to the burial spot. They usually put the casket on the ground and let it sit there until the ground warms up.
The home made caskets: Locals build them and the women make it comfortable and nice looking. The local I spoke to about it said it is quite well done and the cost is reasonable.
For those who insist on store bought: People can buy and ship a casket here, but it does not happen often.
WE HAVE HAD SNOW, SNOW SNOW! All day long. The wind has not been blowing so it really has not been too bad. It is about 5 to 10 degrees and no wind, so OK really.