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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The Gift of a Note to Your Family

The Gift of a Note to Your Family

Posted on July 24, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Nothing means more to a grieving child, spouse, sister, brother or friend than a personal note from the deceased. It’s something that will be cherished. The note will make its way out of it’s safe keeping spot whenever the mourner needs to feel close to the person who died. It will be read on those […]

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Until Death Do Us Part: Losing a Spouse

Until Death Do Us Part: Losing a Spouse

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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By now most of the big stuff is probably done. The thank you notes have been written and mailed. The marker or head stone has been placed or you’ve found a place for the urn. You’ve probably filed for the life insurance, and perhaps you’ve even begun to clean out his closet. You may be wondering, […]

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