Friday, October 29, 2010

You're Buried Like You're Married....

Have you ever heard that saying? There is a lot of truth to it if you or a loved one is having a traditional burial in a double plot. What is tradition? Good question.

Traditionally the woman is buried in the plot to the North while the man is buried in the plot to the South.
Also, in accordance to tradition, in MOST cemeteries (in NWA the Catholic cemeteries are an exception), the head is rests on the West side of the grave and the feet rest on the East side of the grave.

Do non-traditional burial occur? Sure. And, what may be tradition in some parts of the country or some cemeteries, may not be the case in others.

That is why it is important to know if your loved one is buried traditionally or non-traditionally.

If you are purchasing a double headstone, it is important to know who is on which side. Why? Because we want to make sure the correct name is placed on the correct side of the monument!
With that being said, it is always a good idea to check with the caretaker of the cemetery and ask him or her who is buried on which side and if the face of the monument should be looking towards the East or towards the West.

If you are considering purchasing a double headstone for yourself or a loved one, and are a little confused about the above information, please contact us and we will be glad to visit with you and provide you a worksheet to help you understand more clearly.