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A burial outside Johannesburg, South Africa, for a family member of the author takes place in the Catholic section of a formerly segregated cemetery. Pall bearers include family and friends; after prayers and blessing over the grave, it is filled by men who have attended the funeral, while the mourners sing hymns. People stay until the grave is filled, and family members may then linger for good-byes. All are invited to the home or church hall for refreshments. For white people’s funerals, municipal workers fill the grave. (Chardonnay Loonat)