One City's Halloween Horror is Another's Way of Life

That’s what they’re learning in the wake of Hurricane Sandy:

A casket floated out of the grave in a cemetery in Crisfield, Md. after the effects of superstorm Sandy Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

This phenomenon–the effects of a high water table and not of demonic activity–was one of the first rude awakenings the early French settlers of New Orleans.  Their response was to build the elevated crypts that are a hallmark of the city (some of which contain my own ancestors).

My prayers are with those who found themselves in the path of this storm–and that includes family who are descendants of those buried in above-ground crypts.

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