My father-in-laws funeral was Monday.
We drove from the funeral home out to the cemetery. Most folks going the other way still pulled over or stopped but a few did not.
Not too long ago it would have been every single one of them.
And even twenty years ago people would not have even thought about going to a funeral without dressing up.
These days no one seems to care.
It used to be seen as a sign of respect. For the dead and the mourners. I guess these days you are supposed to assume that everyone has respect. Or maybe just assume that they do NOT respect anything.
The lack of respect seems to be the most likely explanation. Most folks don’t dress up for church or lots of other special occasions either.
The few weddings I have attended even had a few folks show up in jeans and t-shirts. One of the brides was definitely not happy with that…the other didn’t seem to care.
The times have changed and are still changing. I think they have changed for the worse.
What do you think? Do you dress up for funerals?