If Miriam Burbank were alive, she probably would've had a good time at her New Orleans funeral this week. She held a beer and a cigarette in her lifeless hands while propped up at a table. But's that's just the way her family said she would've wanted it. CNN affiliate WGNO reports that she's not the first New Orleanian to have an unusual send-off. In April, a local philanthropist and socialite sat on an iron bench and 'greeted' guests with champagne.