Karen Bussen welcomes former Google UX Designer-turned comedian and best-selling author Sarah Cooper to talk about losing loved ones, living a meaningful life and how to cry on command. This episode was recorded in the fall of 2019, long before Sarah became an internet sensation for her lip-syncing of Donald Trump.
Farewelling founder Karen Bussen welcomes former Google UX Designer-turned comedian and best-selling author Sarah Cooper to the show. She shares her views on living a meaningful life and tears up remembering how her grandmother's funeral inspired her. In this episode, Karen serves up deep queries about death, dying, and funerals along with a sparkling side of Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne and chewy granola bars. Sarah answers questions like, "How do I want to be remembered in 100 years?" and "What are three things I'd pack for the afterlife?". They also share a few laughs looking back on some centuries-old wifely gravestone etchings (hint: they're pretty sexist!).
Sarah Talks about What She Learned at Her Grandmother's Funeral
Sarah's grandmother, Evelyn Beckford, lived to be 100 years old, and at at her funeral service, people told stories of her kind acts and her beautiful life. Sarah tells us how she discovered her grandmother in a new way through the memories and stories of others. Sarah shared this photo, and now we see where all the good looks in the family come from! #gorgeous
Sarah Cooper is the author of "100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings" and "How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings."
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Bill Bradford's Gravestone
We talk about the grave marker of William Bradford in the episode, and here's a photo of it in the Trinity Church cemetery. You can listen to Sarah read the etching on the show...