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Inspiring Thougfits by Randy Minter SOLEMN UNDERTAKING In order that the dead reach the land of eternity, the ancient Greeks believed that the deceased must make a journey across the river Styx. A coin was placed in the mouth of the deceased to pay for the passage, and a honey cake was placed next to the body to appease the dog Cerberus, who guarded the entrance to Hades. As for the ancient Romans, they would wash the deceased's body with hot water and oil daily for seven days. A group of slaves, called pollinctores, performed this function. Funeral processions were held at night to avoid defilement of the living. The procession was managed by a Designator, who functioned in much the same capacity of modern funeral directors No matter how prepared we are, a loved one's death often leaves us feeling numb and bewildered. If you're responsible for making the funeral arrangements or executing the will, shock and grief can be immobilizing. Even simple decisions can be overwhelming. We can help. To learn more about our funeral services, please call MOSER FUNERAL HOME at (540) 347-3431 to schedule a consultation at our 233 Broadview ve., Warrenton, facility. Our BRIGHT VIEW CEMETERY is located just outside of Warrenton. "After your death, you will be what you were before your birth. Arthur Schopenhauer