One thing people rarely, if ever, think about is what happens when the one and only funeral home on any given island (this one happens to be located 30 miles out to sea), closes its doors and terminates its service to the island community forever. Several newspapers in December 2013 heralded the story of what would become of those who happened to die while they are either visiting, vacationing, or are permanent residents of Nantucket Island- also known as the "Grey Lady".
I find this fascinating.
There is a public "war" going on and it's about whether or not someone should openly and publically (via Twitter) discuss what it is like to fight Stage 4 cancer. This is a very delicate topic!
Funerals are happening every single minute all over the world; each funeral having it's own personal imprint and private touches to honor those that have died.
There has been an inordinate amount of headline news recently regarding planning a funeral.
Sometimes, it is a good idea to take a look at stats and facts in order to fully grasp what is really going on in the world. The information posted below was found on the following websites: the Administration on Aging; the US census bureau; Alzheimers Association; The National Council on Aging; U.S. Defense Government; The World Health Organization; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.