Funeral season again in Alaska

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"Funeral season again in Alaska"
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Funeral season again in Alaska
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"As the spring thaw softens ground that has been frozen hard as granite by the long Alaska winter, cemeteries start burying people who died during the past seven months. Since October, when digging became next to impossible, many of Alaska's dead have been in storage. Now, families are finally able to inter their loved ones in a somber Far North rite of spring. 'It's around Memorial Day when we go down 6 feet,' said David Erickson, cemetery manager of Northern Lights Mortuary and Memorial Park in Fairbanks. 'We'll start earlier for infants and urns.'"

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