By Gina Damico
Bored to death together with her wild habit, sixteen-year-old Lex’s mom and dad send her off to upstate New York to dwell along with her Uncle Mort for the summer season, hoping few months of soiled farm paintings will whip her again into form. yet Uncle Mort’s real career is way dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to educate Lex the kin business.
She speedy assimilates into the ordinary global of Croak, a city populated via reapers who bring souls from this lifestyles to the subsequent. yet Lex can’t cease her hope for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a homicide sufferer, yearning to prevent the attackers ahead of they could strike back. Will she ditch Croak and move rogue along with her reaper abilities?
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They didn’t have any electricity up in the holler, so they used coal oil lamps. Everything worked out just fine. Visitation went on for two days. On the third day, they had the funeral service there on the front porch of the house. That was kind of an old-time tradition, if the weather was nice and pretty. Back at that time, it was still a fairly common thing to have everything at home. Anyway, they had the funeral there, and Uncle Bill and his casket there on the front porch. Everything went well.
So he built it and stored it until he actually used it. His casket was quite different than what you would think of today. It was a wooden box, basically too thick, and designed like you see on old Western movies—narrow at the bottom and wider at the top. We didn’t have his funeral, but I went to his funeral. He died— probably back in the 1970s. James R. , Lebanon, March 28, 2008 Long-Winded Preachers For a funeral service, we went on to the church with the body and always had four or five preachers to take part in the service.
I got a permit from the County Health Department, and we had to go back down there where she was buried. She wasn’t in a vault; she was in a casket. We went in there, opened the casket, took off the watch and ring. I thought it was going to be expensive jewelry, but it wasn’t. There 42 Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes was nothing expensive about it. Somebody just wanted it because it belonged to the dead lady. So, we took it off at our expense! Bob Brown, Elizabethtown, September 25, 2007 At-Home Customs There’s been many instances when people would make their own casket before they died.