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Ellyson gives the following example : " Other sympathetic neighbors came to the
gate with cakes and pies , cookies and apples , baked chickens and boiled ham ,
as was the custom in time of death . This time they left them on the gate post in ...
A few songs , for example the Carter Family ' s " Can the Circle Be Unbroken ? " (
more commonly known as “ Will the Circle Be Unbroken ? " ) , convey the feelings
of mourners as the deceased is buried : “ But I could not hide my sorrow when ...
For example , the use of metal caskets and embalming in the mountains resulted
from interaction with people outside the boundaries of central Appalachia . This
migration pattern was instrumental in altering mountain society . Mountaineers ...
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Death and dying in central Appalachia: changing attitudes and practicesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Crissman (sociology, Illinois Benedictine Coll.) presents a scholarly investigation of the funeral customs of the Central Appalachian region. The author maintains that the isolation and ... Read full review
Familism Neighborliness and the Death Watch
Preparation of the Body
Burial Receptacles and Grave Digging
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