Thirs Nae Place Like Hame 3 Au Natural 9 Death the Beginning 12 Crumbling Earth 14 Peat's Brew 18 Turf Aff, Turf Oan 20 The Bothy 22 First Hit 24 Seasonal Change 27 Wee Fudd 31 Fudd goes a Doggin 35 Home Time 37 Nothing like a milk shake 38 Hameward Bound 41 In the name of the Puddock 43 The Fly 47 Run' n' Jump 49 Quick Dip 52 Surfing 54 Skittles 56 Meerkat Manor 58 Day Trip for Fishy 60 Sleep it Aff 62 Gravestones 64 Faith and Money 66 Tips for the Future 68 Orange 73 Unexpected Arrivals 76 Surprise Visit 78 Grave Games 79 Dick Takes a Dump 82 Whae, Whit, Where? 84 Exhumations 85 Cutty Airms Lank Shanks 91 Cry from Beyond ... 92 Lonely Nights 93 Haste Ye Back 95 Gonn Doon 97 Lair or There 100 It's a Fight! 104 Life in a Cemetery 107 Nae Hands 111 A Pair of Auld Boots 112 Train Spotting 114 Afternoon Delights 117 Yacoo 120 Burn Teddy Burn 122 Winter Willies 124 Gravy Bowl 127 Auld Sam 129; A matter of convenience 133; Ripyabasa 137; To be or not to be ... 142; Last Great Adventure 145; Accidents Happen 148; Cadaverous Sugia Glossary 152
Sheena Sutherland is a proud "Bathgate Bairn," born and bred in the 50's in a wee town called Bathgate, in West Lothian, Scotland at a time when death was taboo, not spoken about openly, mirrors were covered, and curtains closed as a mark of respect. Being married briefly in the 80's to an undertaker sparked an interest around death and the humour you had to have to survive within this unusual field of employment. Her interest was sparked again when a close friend fought cancer for 10 years and trips to graveyards were a place to sit and contemplate life, but instead she found many interesting labourers were only too happy to share their funny stories.