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  • Bea Rost
    See Google Burial Facing East . Bea Rost
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 3, 2008
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      See Google "Burial Facing East".  Bea Rost
      On Aug 3, 2008, at 5:03 PM, Sir John wrote:

      Tombstones of my deceased kin are placed at the west end of the grave and markings facing east on markers that 'stand up'.  Marker for my wife, and myself (future planning <G>) is of the flat marker type and to be read, you must be standing at the west end of the Graves. 

      Sir John, Earl of Berkshire
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      --- On Sun, 8/3/08, jpatrick <jlpatrick@austin. rr.com> wrote:
      From: jpatrick <jlpatrick@austin. rr.com>
      Subject: Re: [TexasCzechs] Old tombstones.. .
      To: TexasCzechs@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Sunday, August 3, 2008, 2:37 PM

      I may be wrong, but the tombstone lady told us the  face would face east as if the person would be facing east to see the rising son and the "return of The Lord."
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      Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 2:05 PM
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] Old tombstones.. .

      I recently heard that the front of tombstones should face west.  Can anyone explain why?
      Thank you!  Frances

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