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  • Funeral Timing–It’s All Relative
    Posted: 02/21/2024

    Albert Einstein, one of the best known and most influential scientists, was born on March 14, 145 years ago. He was awarded a Nobel Prize, founded the major concepts of modern Physics, and made hundreds of scientific contributions that are so complex that most of us do not fully understand their meaning. He was, and …
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  • Celebrating Valentine’s After Losing Your Partner
    Posted: 02/12/2024

    Holidays often trigger intense emotions in the hearts of those who have lost someone special. Valentine’s Day is no exception, especially for Texans who have experienced the death of a spouse or romantic partner. Whether the romance lasted 5 years or 50, this day can feel like a shock to the system. Our dedicated staff …
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  • How to Tell a Loved One’s Story with Personalization
    Posted: 01/29/2024

    Nowadays it’s becoming more common to personalize a loved one’s funeral. This is a great way to celebrate their individual interests, talents, and accomplishments alongside family and friends. At Nalley Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, we encourage every family to plan a service honoring what made their loved one so special. There are …
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  • Safe Driving Techniques for Seniors
    Posted: 01/19/2024

    At Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, our staff is concerned with the safety of families throughout our community. We want seniors in Big Spring, Stanton, and Midland to feel confident navigating the roads surrounding our funeral home.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drivers over age 75 …
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  • The Importance of Creating New Holiday Traditions After a Loss
    Posted: 12/08/2023

    We’ve talked with many West Texans here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch who describe a feeling of melancholy that settles in during late fall. Some call it an emptiness; others refer to it as a sense of dread. At the root, it’s a lingering sadness that a loved one has died and the holidays are coming …
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  • Debunking Burial Myths
    Posted: 12/06/2023

    For a host of reasons, many people feel uncomfortable talking about death and death-adjacent topics like burial and cremation. While it may not be easy to have these conversations, it is important to distinguish between myth and fact when it comes to end-of-life options. At Nalley-Pickle & Welch, our staff frequently speaks with families from Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton who have heard rumors or …
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  • 3 Reasons to Choose Your Own Final Resting Place
    Posted: 11/15/2023

    At Nalley-Pickle & Welch, we’ve talked to many of our neighbors here in Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton who have said this: “When I witnessed my loved one’s burial, I couldn’t help but think of where I would like to be laid to rest. How do I go about making that decision?”   We thought …
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  • 6 Tips for Supporting a Caregiver in Your Life
    Posted: 11/10/2023

    Beyond the many demands of assisting with a loved one’s healthcare, caregiving encompasses much more. Childcare responsibilities, help with schoolwork, and limited access to services have been heaped onto many – not to mention the general toll that caregiving can take over time.   Caregiving is a demanding role that occasionally requires some extra help …
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  • How to Talk to Your Parents About Preplanning
    Posted: 10/20/2023

    With a variety of unsettling events occurring around the world in recent years, it’s natural to desire more security during drastic change and uncertainty. One simple way to help you feel more in control is to put your end-of-life preferences into writing. At Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory, we encourage all our neighbors in …
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  • A grandparent and child looking at a photo album
    10 Ideas to Help Children Remember a Loved One
    Posted: 10/10/2023

    Saying goodbye to a special person who has died is one of the most painful and confusing experiences a child can go through. One way to support them through it is to think of ways to honor and remember the loved one in years to come. These activities or rituals give an opportunity to talk …
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