Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Article In The GYRabbit Online Journal


PALLBEARERS

by footnoteMaven

A garland fresh and fair

Of lilies there was made

In sign of her virginity

And on her coffin laid

Six maidens all in white

Did bear her to the ground

~ Unknown ~

Often the use of a word becomes so commonplace we take it for granted never questioning its origins. Such is the word “pallbearer.”

Today the accepted definition of pallbearer is someone who helps carry the casket of a deceased person from a religious service, memorial service, or viewing to a cemetery or mausoleum, or to and from the hearse.


The History Hare takes a look at Pallbearers
You'll find the rest of this article in
the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

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