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Father's Day Wishes - Meaningful Gifts From Dad

June 16, 2015

Father’s Day is on Sunday June 21. Are you frantically searching for the perfect gift to give to your Dad this year to commemorate and celebrate what he means to you?

Besides a funny card and a homemade gift from the kids, or yet another tie or sleeve of fancy new golf balls, what do you consider to be a meaningful gift? Flowers, brunch, and jewelry are probably off the list for Dad. 

Hope is Not a Plan, But Planning Will Generate Hope

April 10, 2015

It’s here. Some call it the “silver tsunami” while others reference it as “the greying of America”. Nearly half of the “sandwich“ generation have a parent over age 65 and are raising young children or supporting grown children.

Alarmingly, thousands of critically important end-of-life and after death decisions are currently being made without the benefit of advanced planning. While “hope” is not a plan, planning realizes hope.

Building Your Own Coffin

April 4, 2014

What is your gut reaction to the title of this post?

What do you think about building your own coffin?

Are you sitting there thinking that’s not only crazy, but a bit morbid? Or are you thinking-hey-that’s not such a bad idea…

My gut reaction is why not? Why not plan for death?

Another Ferry Ride Before The Burial

January 31, 2014

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".

Funeral Planning Pricing

November 8, 2013

Before reading todays post, I am pleased to alert you to the recent revisions of BoosBucketList blog. 

The new offical name is "LastingMatters".  The LastingMatters website is set to launch in early 2014!  Please continue to share "BoosBucketList.com" with your family and friends while I make the transition. You need not do anything to your subscription-just enjoy the new look!

Now, does this type of building look familiar to you?

Pet Cemetery

May 24, 2013

Do you own, or have ever owned,  a dog or dogs?  If so, this will stir strong feelings about your furry family member who loved you unconditionally. Friday was a tough day in our house.  Lucy, our "bad" yellow labrador, was going to be 15 in July.  Nelli, our Cairn Terrier (age 5) grew up thinking this larger yellow family member was her mother.  After all, they shared everything together.  Beds, treats, and "their people"-us. Lucy had what appears to have been a stroke.

7 Tasks to Tackle ASAP

October 22, 2012

Here are 7 tasks to deal with ASAP whether or not your loved one's death was sudden or expected.

1. 911

Contacting the emergency medical team is probably the first number you will dial. Someone died. And you need help. Then it is time to say goodbye and have your loved one transported to the local hospital or funeral home. Someone has to officially declare the death.