MANNERS & MORALS: Grave Problem


It was a sad and sacred moment. The bereaved family and other mourners were gathered one day last week around a gravesite in National Memorial Park cemetery, near Falls Church, Va. across the Potomac from Washington. Suddenly, as the rabbi bowed his head in prayer, a raucous blast of hillbilly music disrupted the burial ceremony. As the casket was lowered into the earth, it was accompanied by another chorus of mooing mountain music. Afterward, when 20 shocked and weeping mourners protested, Robert F. Marlowe, proprietor of National Memorial Park, was sorry...

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