Writing the thank you notes

Posted on December 13th, 2019
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Writing thank you notes is usually one of the very first “after the funeral” tasks you will undertake. You may be surprised to find that your brain/hand coordination is not working so well. You sit there with pen in hand and well-formed thoughts in your head, but somehow it all gets lost between the head […]

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A year of firsts

Posted on December 6th, 2019
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When someone close to us dies, a spouse, a child, a parent, a sister, brother, or friend, their passing leaves an empty space in our lives. We will go on and we will have happy moments, then happy days, and eventually whole stretches of happy time. However, that initial year, after the death, we must […]

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The holidays aren’t the same this year

Posted on November 29th, 2019
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The Holidays are full of memories. Extended family gatherings at grandmother’s house and great big pot luck dinners all make us wax nostalgic. But the holidays, like the rest of life, do not stay the same. They change over time as circumstances change. Grandma dies, grandpa remarries, family members move across the country, cousins marry […]

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Oh Boy here come the HOLIDAYS

Posted on November 22nd, 2019
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Where oh where did we ever get the idea the holidays should be perfect? Of course, they are often fun, but perfect? Most of us remember the Thanksgivings of our past as much for the things that went wrong as the things that went right. Lumpy gravy, a rare bird, fire in the deep fryer, […]

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Control funeral costs by planning ahead

Posted on November 15th, 2019
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How does planning for your funeral in advance save you money? Doesn’t it just let the funeral home make money on your money? How big a part should emotion play in your funeral selections? First, let’s be honest. Emotion is not a bad thing. Some life events should move us emotionally. Marriage, birth, and death […]

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