Are a lot of American funerals “open casket”?
Yes, they are (((Glow))). Bear and I just attended the funeral of his little niece. Her husband decided to have an open casket. He said this was for her children to be able to say goodbye to her as well as closure. My family does not have open casket funerals. We are cremated. I suppose it’s up to each family and their traditions. An interesting event. Danny’s niece was buried in a very rural part of Kentucky. Families have lived there and passed down their land for generations. Everyone knows everyone. During the funeral procession, the vehicles on the opposite side of the road all pulled over on the side of the road and stopped. I mean, a couple of hundred. The men from 18 to 80 took off their hats in respect. It was very touching. In the big cities, you are lucky if you don’t get the finger for slowing down traffic. A lot to be said for county folk and tradition.