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Subject: [NEW-MEXICO] The Burial (not genealogy, delete if you wish)
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 16:05:06 EDT
A young preacher was contacted by the local funeral director to hold a grave
side committal service at a small local cemetery for someone with no family
The preacher started early but quickly got himself lost, making several
wrong turns. He arrived a half-hour late, the hearse was no where in
site and the workmen were eating lunch.
The pastor went to the open grave and found the vault lid already in
place. Taking out his book, he read the service.
As he was returning to his car, he overheard one of the workmen say:
"Maybe we'd better tell him it's a septic tank."