Friday, April 4, 2014

Federalsburg, Maryland

From Adam's Rib:  The wife is buried to the husband's left.  It's a practice that may be explained by Biblical traditions but not really Biblical passages.  The book of Genesis affirms that 'woman' was created from Adam's rib, but a rib from which side?  In some traditions, seemingly very entrenched in the American South, it was a rib from Adam's left side. Hill Crest Cemetery. [2013]

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