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Lorton Cemetary in Cowden

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Re: Lorton Cemetary in Cowden

Posted: 1043091207000
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Just a funny story about the Cemetary, if I may. My great great grandfather, sorry if I dont know his name, but at any rate, it seems my g.g. grandfather, was a quite eccentric old man. He had heart trouble from what I understand, and thought he was going to die. Well he took it upon himself to build himself a wooden coffin, only thing is, he got better. For years, anytime anyone would come over, he would demonstrate his casket for everyone.
Well the time came when he did pass away. He gave instructions as to how he wanted to be buried. It seems it is a custom of some sorts for everyone to be buried West to East, or East to West whichever way you look at it. Well his instructions were to be Buried North to South. Reason Being: If you have been to the cemetary, you will notice right after that there is a large hill, known to some as Lorton Hill. At the bottom of that hill is a beautiful site to farmers, because it is river bottom land, and probably some of the most fertile ground in the world. My g.g. grandfather thought when the "dead shall arise", he wanted to be able to look across that river bottom one last time.
However, in the 1980's the coffin wrotted out, and my family had to exhume the remains and bury him the traditional way.
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