[LMB] Pallbearers

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Jan 6 23:14:52 GMT 2011

On Jan 6, 2011, at 3:02 PM, Carol Cooper wrote:

> Peter Granzeau wrote
>>> http://www.godfreydykes.info/ceremonial_funeral_of_lord_louis.htm
>>> The actual bearers were drawn from the Navy (Mountbatten having had a
>> naval career himself) but I remember that Princes William and Harry both
>> took turns among the ceremonial guard during the lying in state.
>> Note that the coffin was borne feet first.
> You mean there are places where it isn't?  I thought that was universal.
> Carol

I guess with old fashioned coffins, we could see which end was the head.

Is there some meaning that people ascribe to the direction the coffin is pointing?

(I will never understand the psychology of how society decides to treat corpses).

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