On A Full Moon 11 Part 1

Pat McGaha

Copyright 1-4992347791 2017

Like many of us, I use terms in my speech and writings and have no idea how they originated. In the U.S. Southern states, we are known for weaving old sayings and cliches into our colorful stories.

Graveyard shift: England is old and small and they ran out of places to bury people. They dug up coffins and took the bones to a “bone house” to reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, one out of 25 were found to have scratch marks on the inside. They realized they were burying people alive. They thought they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground tied to a bell. Someone would sit in the graveyard all night (the “graveyard shift”) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be “saved by the bell” or was considered a “dead…

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