It is our prayers that our parent die at at an old age, after seeing at least their first, second, third and fourth generation. But then, burial rite can differ from one family to the other.
And just as we have cultural or differences so is burial rite different from one culture to the other.
An Edo Man invited his friends for his mother’s burial. After lowering the coffin, the family put
into the grave in line with tradition.
A Hausa man asked why.? The Edo man smiled and said, “According to our tradition, the dead go on a long journey and need all the food items they can get”.
-The Hausa man dropped N100,000 inside and said, “When the food finish, buy more”.
-The Yoruba man dropped N50,000 and said, “Add this in case it’s not enough.”
-The Igbo man smiled and brought out his cheque book and wrote a cheque of N200,000, dropped it in the coffin and took the N150,000 notes as change, then said
“Nwanne, withdraw it when you reach dia oooo!!…
It is going to be a dangerous journey, we don’t know how many robbers are out there and afterall we are in a cashless economy.
Travel well MAMA.
We hope we were able to put smiles on ur face this Sunday?