Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gypsy service

Gypsies are funny folks. In mortuary school we are taught about many different groups of people, and Gypsies were one of those groups. I didn’t really pay that much attention to the specifics of their services, mostly because I didn’t think I’d ever do a Gypsy service, and now I’m kicking myself. We have a Gypsy service this week, and I’ll tell you what: those are some different customs. There are tents in the parking lot, and everyone is drinking all the time. There is to be beer at the cemetery, and Lord knows how the casket bearers are going to haul the casket to the gravesite, full of everything you can imagine: money, jewelry, clothes, good liquor, you name it. They don’t want to touch the deceased either. I asked one girl about it, she said the spirit stays here and that they can’t make it mad, to will seek revenge or something on them if they aren’t good to the human remains. They won’t say the name of the deceased either. Anyway, I’ll update if anything happens…

4 comments:

Miss Anne said...

"Gypsys, tramps and theives, you hear it from the people of the town they call em...."

is all that comes to mind.

please paint a picture of your experience. ;)

Ivan Toblog said...

Miss Anne -
Be careful what you say about them or you're liable to find the tents in your parking lot... after they offer to pave it for far less than any other bidder ;-)

Miss Anne said...

ha!

thecheckoutgirl said...

you guys! do you know miss anne is my homegirl? stick out your leg so I can tinkle on it, Peepants!

I can't wait to hear about the gypsy service. seriously. I am fascinated.