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Valued for their esthetic and commemorative characteristics , commercial stones
were imported until residents of the area began to work as stonemasons . Now
although stone cutting is a major business in the mountains , many residents ...
Some mountain residents fashioned flowers from corn shucks , which were
readily available . Greenery , such as laurel , rhododendron , pine , balsam , fern ,
hemlock , and boxwood made attractive arrangements , especially in the winter .
Though slow to change , the residents of the area no longer react much
differently from those in the rest of the United States when a loved one dies . After
each interview conducted in central Appalachia , I asked the respondent why he
or she ...
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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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