Should I go to the Funeral?

Should I go to the Funeral?

Posted on August 28, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Why should you attend a funeral? The presence of family and friends at the funeral is appreciated. We gather to acknowledge a life that was lived. We gather to comfort those for whom life has just been forever changed by the death of someone they loved. If you care for one or more of the […]

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Flowers and Funerals

Flowers and Funerals

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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What’s the story behind flowers at a funeral? Well, back in the day before funeral directors perfected the art and science of embalming, flowers were used to mask the odor of the body. In modern times flowers are no longer needed to mask unpleasant odors but they have come to be a part of the […]

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It's not Really a Funeral Plan if it's not at the Funeral Home

It’s not Really a Funeral Plan if it’s not at the Funeral Home

Posted on August 14, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Can I just say that funerals stick in the mind of a loved one years after a death? It’s important that you get it right. Please don’t put your wishes in the drawer with the rest of your files. Oh, and that thing where you tell the kids what you want. That’s not the best either. Here’s what […]

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Grief is Individual

Grief is Individual

Posted on August 7, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Let’s talk about the stages of grief. There is denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I studied them in nursing school, reviewed them when I got divorced and generally found them to be a pretty accurate and helpful bit of knowledge. And then, a family member died. Stages? In our house it was more like we all went […]

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Cremation or burial … is That the Question?

Cremation or Burial … is That the Question?

Posted on July 31, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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When a family member dies or when a person is planning their own funeral in advance, one of the first questions that will be asked is, “Do you want burial or cremation?” The burial or cremation question is a starting point for a number of choices that must be made. It’s a place to start. […]

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