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From: "Teresa Ghee Elliott" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Pictures in Cemeteries
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 13:51:20 -0600
In-Reply-To: <008401c4dd5e$2559c140$6401a8c0@LAPTOP>

Don't feel bad. I have MANY pictures of the deceased in his/her coffin.
Including my own father, and my mother's baby brother that died at 6 months.
There are also pictures of the flowers, and the attendees. I just attach
them all to the funeral tag. I figure it's in no more bad taste than taking
pictures at a birth. And most of the time it's cleaner. LOL

Teresa Ghee Elliott
"What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice genealogy."
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-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Simpson [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 1:43 PM
Subject: [TMG] Pictures in Cemeteries

Speaking of bad taste, when my father died in 1996, he had a military
funeral, having served in WWII. This was in Maryland and I live in Alaska
now, so none of my own family were there with me. It was beautiful; the
flag draped coffin, the soldiers with white gloves, the salute with guns,
the lone soldier playing taps.... I brought a camera, but felt foolish with

it. I asked the cemetery official if it was bad taste to take pictures and
he assured me that people do it all the time. So I took a few. I felt VERY

weird about it, but I particularly wanted my children to see, and I also
wanted to honor my father's service by treasuring the patriotic display.
Although I was embarrassed to do so (afterward I realized I should have
asked someone else to take some pictures for me), I am still very glad that
I have those pictures.

Carol Simpson
Homer, Alaska

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