Inside The Box

Across the street from my grandmother's house, just behind the train tracks, is ABC Caskets Factory. Opened in 1933 ABC is now the oldest casket factory in California.

They boast the unusual feature of a showroom, where those in need can select from the variety of models displayed in lieu of a catalog. Unusual requests come in, of course - fake fur, all-american, a 900 pound relative? No problem. Of course, Hollywood comes calling frequently. ABC's coffins are frequently seen on television and film.

A few shots from my visit:


  1. I appreciate their olde world attention to detail!

  2. Its beautiful, isn't it? I think the owner told me they carve out all the wood detailing by hand.