On Burial Customs, South and Other

I am told that in some parts of the world, the inscriptions on tombstones, urns, and ossuaries list the noble deeds or last words of the decedent. Here in Alabama we leave a bit of verse from the Bible for, were we to commemorate our loved ones with their final utterances, it would be to our utter chagrin that there would soon exist a stock trade in monuments pre-etched with “Hey, y’all! Watch this!”

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