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27 The Romans arranged flowers around the couch where the body lay in state .
28 Among the Egyptians , they were a part of the funeral process , including
burial , and were incorporated into the sepulchral scenes in the tombs . 29
Flowers are symbolic of the beauty of the soul and can help remind mourners that
like a flower the soul is only temporarily on earth . A floral display expresses love
for the departed and shows family members that they are not alone in their ...
tic artificial and silk flowers . Artificial floral gifts are generally less expensive than
those made from fresh or silk flowers . Today many people choose to donate
money to charity in the name of the deceased instead of sending flowers .
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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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