Sweet Death – Honey in Death RitualsBefore them, under the garden wall, Forward and back Went, drearily singing, the chore-girl small, Draping each hive with a shred of black. Trembling, I listened; the summer sun Had the chill of snow; For I knew she was telling the bees of one Gone on the journey we all must go! "Stay at home, pretty bees, fly not hence! Mistress Mary is dead and gone!" thesection from John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "Home Ballads" describes the practice
Episode 54: Getting Sam Home - Compo, Lily Bless 'Er, Foggy, Sid and Clegg deciding that Sam should go back to her house until his funeral. - Lily: "He could have me best room until they were ready for him on Monday."