A friend of mine has unfortunately just died and whilst talking to a mutual friend the subject of traditions at funerals came up.
I think it is a shame that some traditions are falling by the wayside.
For example I was always taught that when a neighbour dies we should draw the curtains as the funeral cortege passes.
In fact I did this after we first moved into our home and a neighbour who I never had the chance to meet died. I was very surprised that ,whilst "the other old school neighbours did the same, none of the younger ones did.
I realise it may be just a small point but I believe such small courtesies are the "oil" of civilisation.
In fact I was quite touched when at my mother's funeral a few years ago a complete stranger stood at the side of the road with his hat in his hand as the funeral procession passed.
There are several other traditions which I would like to see kept. Policemen and members of the armed forces always used to salute as a coffin passed by even for a total stranger.
Certainly we should all pause as a funeral goes passed us.
In fact I get annoyed if I see cars passing on a dual carriageway. For goodness sake can't we wait for a few minutes?
I'm all for progress but we shouldn't "throw the baby out with the bathwater"
Enough of my rant.
My internet business is going well now. I've a few more articles under my belt too.
Thought for today. Have you been courteous to the people you have met?
Joke for today:- Death is hereditary
On this day-
In 1945 Japan formally surrendered. Interestingly the war started for the U.K. on the 3rd September (but 1939) Strange coincidence I hadn't noticed before. Ended on the 2nd and started on the 3rd
In 1973 Tolkein died.
In 1942 the Germans destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto killing 50,000 Jews
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