From Joseph LeDoux's book, "The Emotional Brain."
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Found this little gem in Joseph Le Doux's, "The Emotional Brain" -

...in western cultures, there is a grief hierarchy at funerals. As Mark Twain said, "the blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief" According to Ekman, if the secretary looks sadder than the wife, suspicions may be aroused...

p 117-118.

Not really relevent, but it is something I'd never really thought about before, so thought I'd share it..