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In our blog, we share resources and information that families in our community can use to cope with their loss or better understand their grief. We also write about ways we have been involved in the community. Check out our latest posts below.
The term “pallbearer” comes from the Catholic faith. A pall is a cloth that covers the casket during a funeral mass. Regardless of whether the casket is modest or elaborate, the pall signifies that all are equal before God. The pallbearers’ responsibility is to carry the casket when needed, such as in and out of […]Continue Reading
The Huffington Post published an online article by Yagana Shah entitled, “Eight Famous People and their Equally Famous Last Words.” It really got me thinking – what would I want my last words to be? Here is a brief overview of Ms. Shah’s article. 1. “No, I certainly can’t.” – President John F. […]Continue Reading
Halloween is fast approaching, and for some cultures, there is much more to Halloween than just tricks and treats. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated throughout Mexico. Day of the Dead combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls’ Day, a holiday that Spanish invaders brought to […]Continue Reading
I’ve had the pleasure of being a licensed funeral director for the past 23 years, and, yes, I’ve heard nearly every joke known to man regarding my chosen profession. When a person discovers what I do for a living, oftentimes a look of shock briefly crosses their face, and then they exclaim with a wide […]Continue Reading
We don’t always know exactly what to say or do when a friend or family member loses a loved one. We may be fearful of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or somehow worsening the situation. It is important to remember, however, that while we can’t take away their pain, we can provide a measure of […]Continue Reading