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Old 08-20-2012, 02:33 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Back to the POINT OF THIS THREAD,
what about those memorial crosses at the site of accidents? Is that a southern thing or do they do that everywhere?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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Back to the POINT OF THIS THREAD,
what about those memorial crosses at the site of accidents? Is that a southern thing or do they do that everywhere?
That's more a latin american thing. I see it far more in the west than I do in the south.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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Really?? They're all over Kentucky...most seem to be placed by the deceased's family and friends, and when names occasionally appear on the crosses, they are not notably Hispanic - at least, not around here.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Really?? They're all over Kentucky...most seem to be placed by the deceased's family and friends, and when names occasionally appear on the crosses, they are not notably Hispanic - at least, not around here.
Well, Kentucky doesn't have any latinos. Not in any share anyways.

I used to see them all the time in southern California, Arizona, etc. Mostly placed by Mexicans (go to Mexico and you can't go a mile stretch lol without seeing them) but I actually haven't seen them in Kentucky and I crisscrossed the state on the 75. Maybe I missed them, but they definitely are not as common in Kentucky or the rest of the south as they are out west.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Going back, I see that you edited your post (after I had already replied to it) from "intown" to "downtown and Midtown". That's how we came to disagree.
Okay, I'm glad you located the problem. Can we be friends now?
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Really?? They're all over Kentucky...most seem to be placed by the deceased's family and friends, and when names occasionally appear on the crosses, they are not notably Hispanic - at least, not around here.
I see those little memorial crosses in Louisiana and New Orleans too. I dont think it is mostly hispanics that do it either nor have I ever associated that with hispanics.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I see those little memorial crosses in Louisiana and New Orleans too. I dont think it is mostly hispanics that do it either nor have I ever associated that with hispanics.
They are all over the place in CA. Two are on my block alone (One suicide, and a cyclist killed by an idiot on a cell phone)

Not a southern thing, not a hispanic thing
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:08 PM
 
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Huh? Going west from the Mississippi on I-20, there's nothing but trees all the way to Tyler, Texas, and it easily looks like most of the southeast.

I-20 through East Texas and Louisiana is an almost five hour drive. I'm not sure how you managed to overlook that.
Well, it does become mostly farmland in northeast Louisiana in the Delta region. Once you approach Monroe, Louisiana, the trees come back, and they're there all the way to Tyler or Dallas area.

You enter the "South" along I-20 in Odessa, Texas. That is where you begin to see people with southern accents.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Back to the POINT OF THIS THREAD,
what about those memorial crosses at the site of accidents? Is that a southern thing or do they do that everywhere?
They're all over Maryland and Virginia and nonexistent in Central PA. Other than that I do not know.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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They are all over the place in CA. Two are on my block alone (One suicide, and a cyclist killed by an idiot on a cell phone)

Not a southern thing, not a hispanic thing
The vast majority of who put them up in socal are the Mexicans and other latinos. It's really a catholic kind of rememberence so I'm not surprised that you might find that kind of ritual in say, Louisiana. But I haven't seen them in any kind of quantity in the rest of the south so I'm going to keep my eyes open. They are definitely more prevalent in the west though.
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