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How touching, sad, and beautiful that the Harvest Moon will be glowing over the Amish farms of Pennsylvania, as families gather to grieve the little girls murdered this week. Here’s a fragment of T.W. Burger’s article for Religion News Service about how the Amish bury their dead.

“The bodies of the dead will be dressed by family members in white, almost the only time people of the Amish faith wear anything other than dark tones. Plain pine coffins will be placed in a room in their family homes, from which all furniture and decorations have been stripped. Viewings will be held at least a day before the funeral. The mothers will wear black for a year. The men will wear white shirts instead of their usual solid-colored ones…”

Read the rest here.

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