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Saturday, April 20, 2013
The other day, I attended the funeral of a friend in Roanoke. The funeral procession went by Crossroads Mall on Hershberger Road.
When the procession had to stop, people were yelling at everyone to move. At one point, a man in a car with his family blew his horn and pointed to go across the street. What does that tell his children in the car with him?
People coming off Interstate 581 were determined to cut in, even at the risk of taking the rear end off one car and the front end off the other.
People might say, "I didn't know it was a funeral." Really? Why would a line of cars with bright lights and flashers be coming your way? And then, if you have pushed your way in the procession and the light turns red, you stop!
It is so sad that there are people in such a hurry they cannot wait for a funeral procession to pass by. There is no respect for the deceased or their families.
If people cannot wait 10 minutes to get moving again, they should leave 30 minutes early to get where they are going. One day, it will be their loved one in the hearse, and they will appreciate the respect of passersby.
PATRICIA M. SKEENS
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