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    November 19, 2018
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Consider ohese ohoughts by Debbie J. Thompson Owner/Funeral Director/CPC DEEPER UNDERSTANDING If you have ever wondered where the term "six feet under" came from, its origination can be traced to the Great Plague of London in 1665, when 20 percent of the city's population succumbed to the Bubonic plague. In the belief that burying the dead a safe distance underground could help stop the spread of disease, The Lord Mayor of London mandated that all graves be dug a minimum of six feet deep. However, because dead bodies were never found to spread the plague to the living, the law was eventually overturned in England and its colonies. It was later reinstated in order to discourage grave robbing Burial laws now vary from state to state The earliest human burial dates back 100,000 years making it one of the longest-lived and most widespread of traditions. We have the deepest respect for this traditional practice. If you are interested in learning more about the burial services we offer, please call or visit our beautiful funeral home. Coming together after the loss of a loved one is an essential part of the healing process. Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts. QUOTE:: "Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons." Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Thompson SPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME 8103 Wilmot Road. Spring Grove 815-675-0550