Updated Mourning Customs


Since today's funeral of Whitney Houston was streamed over the internet, City Island Images has decided to visit digital mourning on the Internet.

If you find yourself with a feeling of loss today because the death of a favorite person and have no idea how to respond. Consider the following: Catholics have long wakes, Buddhists 49 days of mourning, the Protestants wear black or white, and the Jews a week long condolence called Shiva.

In case you are not in the geographic area, the most effective way to show your respect is to pick up the phone, to send a card, or to send out an e-mail, but make sure the tone is respectful.