Burial customs are sometimes very different from culture to culture, and because of those differences often seem strange or spooky to others.
Even in our own country, the burial customs change from generation to generation. Many times we look back and say "why did they do that?"
Logierait Parish Church, Scotland
Victorians. What a wacky bunch they were. When they weren’t swanning around the seaside in full body swim suits they were sipping turtle soup, enjoying their tenth meal of the day. But when they weren’t doing either of those things they were, evidently, putting cages over burial plots. But was this weird act to keep the dead from getting out or to keep the gravediggers from getting in? Rather disappointingly mortsafes were exactly that, ‘safes for the dead,’ placed over plots to deter robbers looking to sell body parts to local medical intuitions. Shame. The Victorians could have done with a bit of zombie in their lives.
Probably some of our customs will eventually seem strange to someone in the future, providing, of course, that there is a future!
I think we'll have our coffee on the patio this morning. The weather is supposed to start warming up again today. Guess we have had our 2 days of Fall!