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There are a whole bunch of little rural towns in Arkansas.

Funeral processions in those places are not often accompanied by police escorts on motorcycles, zipping to the intersection in advance to allow the procession to cross unimpeded.

They aren't needed. Everyone gives way to a funeral procession, pulling as far off the road as necessary to allow all the cars to pass. We even do that in the "big" cities - at least, most of us do. The ones of us who can remember our manners.

Maybe that's just a Southern thing. I don't know.

What I do know is that I was taught from the time I was a little bitty girl that when someone takes that last ride, you show respect.

Date: 2010-12-14 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pattyloof.livejournal.com
They do this here in Oklahoma, too ... I hadn't seen it until we moved here. It must be a Southern thing. :)

Date: 2010-12-14 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pattyloof.livejournal.com
Thanks. It's my maternal grandparents' tomb in Lafayette, LA.

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