Monday, June 14, 2004

History Friday, on a Monday II

Yet again, work pressure has pushed History Friday to a Monday. This will never do.

So, its been a very morbid 7 days here in the USA, with God providing us a week with bookends of death. Reagan has been covered here, and I cannot claim anything but a deep but uninformed love for the career of Ray Charles so I shall not disrespect either him or music journalism by adding to the well meaning hot air.

However, with the mind focused on death, this story from the BBC offers an interseting peek into the past and the American way of death.

Miami's pallbearers: A dying breed

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