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Never wear white to the funeral of an elder because it is
disrespectful to the family.

Submitter comment: I traveled by plane to Alabama to go to my aunt stepmother's
funeral. As we dressed that morning to go to the funeral I asked
my aunt, "What should I wear? I said, "Maybe I will wear my
white dress." My aunt said, "No, you do not wear white to the
funeral of an elder because it is disrespectful to the family."

Where learned: ALABAMA ; Dixon Mills

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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