A blog by Lori Lyons

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Only in New Orleans?

 There is a cemetery in my home town where one tomb rises tall above the rest. My grandfather used to tell me it's because the deceased man demanded to be buried standing up so that on Judgement Day he could walk right up to Jesus.

Who am I to argue with that?

This is a little different.

There are some who will say this is fitting for this jazz legend.

And some who will say it's just a little creepy. 
And some who will say it's just a New Orleans thing.

Read the whole story here at Nola.com... "Uncle" Lionel Batiste gets sendoff as unique as the man himself

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