Learn Cemetery Rules – Tombstone Tuesdays December 22, 2020

Cemeteries have rules and regulations. I came across one cemetery that so many restrictions the list was pages long. Some of these were related to type and style of grave markers. Many involved specifics on requirements for a funeral. Even a government cemetery can have rules and regulations. For example, some don’t allow using bipods or tripods when taking photos. Most cemeteries don’t post all of the rules and regulations on cemetery grounds. A point missed by many visitors.

When I photograph in cemeteries, I avoid interruption of loved ones visiting graves or a funeral in progress. One time I noticed cemetery staff at the entrance. I also noticed a bagpiper and realized a funeral was going to happen soon. Did an online search and noticed the funeral at the church had started 30 minutes ago. I turned off my car and kept windows up as it a cold February day. The sun was out which helped keep my car warm. 

I felt bad for the bagpiper as he was in a kilt. Took about 30 minutes for the funeral procession to arrive. About another 30 minutes for the service. Maybe 15 – 30 minutes for everyone to leave. I had never heard bagpipes at a funeral before.


Previous Tombstone Tuesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/Tombstone-tuesday/

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