Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bearing a Pall

Shay asked yesterday what would be the situation where one would refuse to be a pallbearer.  The reason it came up was that my grandmother asked me if I was going to be a pallbearer at my stepmother's mother's funeral.  I told her that I hadn't yet been asked, but that of course I would agree if asked. 
As it turned out, I was.

That did make me wonder if anyone has ever refused, and if so, for what reason?  Would I have agreed to do so for someone I didn't know at all?  For a notorious criminal?  For someone who had murdered a relative?  I don't know.

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