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Monday, December 13th, 2010 01:17 pm
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.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
I've seen that, too. Mostly from elderly men.

And in really little towns - where everyone knew everyone else - I've seen people standing beside their cars, and lining the streets in shows of respect.