Posted by Jon on July 14, 2005
A stitch in time.....
something leads me to beleive this is a very old sailing term when burying someone at sea.
9 pounds of shot were used to weigh the body sack, then, when the sack was stitched closed the last stitch was passed through a body park (lips I think)
Should the so called body 'awake' 9 pounds of shot was saved.
Any better thoughts ?