Funeral. The family that has the death has quite the job. They feed
everyone in family and neighbors each day for a week, then on the day
of the funeral they feed everyone after the funeral. We had about 300
at this funeral. This was not a member, but their church charges them
so much an hour for the preacher, the more money you have or that you
want your neighbors to think that you have, you pay to preach longer.
These people were poor, it was all at their home and preached for one
hour yelling and spitting all over. Of coarse, with our Elder and
Sister badges, we got marched right up front by the body and was asked
by the preacher to give the opening prayer. Notice the pictures of the
rocks and ground at the cemetery. The family cover up the casket at the
end as part of the ceremony. The ladies in colorful dresses are Witch
Doctors who chant, do drums and sing. It started at 7:00 in the morning
and we started to eat at 1:30. And of coarse, Sister Silcock and I get
fed first because we are the oldest.