What are your thoughts on decorating graves? Like for holidays and stuff? I think flowers are nice. I don't go for much more but I also can't judge how someone else honors the dead. If you want to put a teddy bear picnic around a headstone (which I have seen) then go for it.
I drive by a cemetery every morning on my way to work. A big one on a hill. So I see a lot of grave side decorations. There are always a few baskets with stuffed animals at Easter, and the occasional mini tree at Christmas. But for the most part it's just flowers.
Well, this morning I was stuck in traffic so I had a long, slow view of the hill, and as I approached the top I noticed a man standing over a grave. He was very still. And his arms were stretched out. And there was straw coming out of his sleeves.
Yep. It was a scarecrow. Someone decorated their dearly departed's grave with a scarecrow. You know, for fall.
Side note: wouldn't it be fascinating to talk to the guy who has to go around picking this stuff up? I mean, old flowers are one thing, but a scarecrow? Actually, I think anyone who works in the death and burial business in fascinating. How does one end up becoming a coroner? Or a funeral director? I should research this.