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  • Why Select a Funeral Home In Advance of Need
    Posted: 12/21/2015

    Supposedly the national economy is doing very well, although it doesn’t seem that way to some of us, which raises the question of funeral costs. How can a family arrange the services they really want while keeping costs within their budget? For many families, funeral pre-planning is the answer. The best way to control funeral …
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  • Why the Funeral Ceremony is Important
    Posted: 11/30/2015

      Grief is the emotional pain we feel when we suffer a loss and is why we have funerals. Without a ceremony, or structured event dedicated to a loved one that has passed, we would have no means of expressing our grief, our love, or the void that death created in our lives. No one …
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  • Selecting a Funeral Home
    Posted: 11/30/2015

    When you know what brand and model car you want, it’s smart to shop dealerships to get the best deal. After all, the car is the same; the only difference is the cost. The same is not true when selecting a professional service: • Every hospital has its own specialties. • Every doctor and lawyer …
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  • How To… Create A Meaningful Service With Cremation
    Posted: 10/06/2015

    Some families are considering cremation for the first time, and have more questions than answers.  Sometimes people consider it more environmentally sensitive, others are just curious and are interested in learning more. Perhaps the best reason to consider cremation is the many options available for services and final wishes. In fact, cremation offers more options …
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  • What do I need you for?
    Posted: 04/08/2015

    There are so many people that have not experienced a death in their family. Many people don’t have to go through the planning or arranging for someone until late in their life. Those people are usually the ones that ask me “What do we really need a funeral home for?” “What does a funeral home …
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  • When an unexpected death occurs on vacation
    Posted: 02/24/2015

    It is an unfortunate fact that tragic accidents do occur at the most unexpected times – often while people are relaxing and enjoying themselves on a trip of vacation with family and friends.  If the unthinkable occurs and a loved one dies while on vacation, knowing how to deal with the practicalities of the situation …
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  • Helping Children Cope with Grief
    Posted: 02/04/2015

    A child’s understanding and reaction to death depends on his or her stage of development, closeness to the deceased and interactions with family members.  Typically, a child experiences a range of emotions including sadness, fear, anger, and confusion. As a parent or other family member, it is a good idea to encourage your child to …
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  • Dark Chocolate
    Posted: 01/15/2015

    During a period of grief many people turn to familiar “comfort foods” as a way to help them cope. It is also common to overindulge in these foods over the holidays.   Chocolate has long been a popular favorite, but for the weight conscious among us it can also bring a tinge of guilt.  However, new …
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  • Weddings and Funerals
    Posted: 12/08/2014

    Weddings and Funerals Many of you have probably heard that most families get together at weddings and funerals.  There are many families that may see each other during the year, but very rarely do you see the entire family (i.e., cousins, aunts, uncles, second cousins etc…) come together unless there is a big occasion such …
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  • Blessing Others
    Posted: 12/08/2014

    Blessing Others   One of the wonderful things that tends to happen at Christmas time is we think about giving.  Unfortunately, we don’t think about it as much throughout the year, and  I know I am guilty of this.  I don’t know about you, but my pocket book is stretched during the holiday season and it seems …
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