Family Gatherings

Treasured Holiday Letters

December 24, 2015

A tall stack of Kodak photos printed on shiny rectangular cards of a family of four sits stapled together with the corresponding holiday letter written with care by “mom” each year. She probably spent a lot of time crafting the ubiquitous yearly holiday letter and thought about what her intended message would be to those she sent cards to each December.

The words paint a picture of accomplishments, changes, and reflections of the ups and downs of a year in a family’s life.

Pies, Parades, and Football

November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The holiday shopping “to do” list gets longer every day.  Nationwide, families are getting ready to host relatives and friends for a holiday that centers on expressing gratitude and sharing a traditional meal and family traditions.  How do you pass down your holiday traditions?

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. 

A Funeral for the Forgotten

May 28, 2015

Most of us have been to a funeral. Let’s admit that some funerals are better than others.

There are those services that manage to capture the life of a loved one with personal touches and stories that embrace the essence of someone’s time on earth.  Some feel like there’s a disconnect between those speaking, the person who died, and the community of family and friends that have gathered to pay their last respects. Some have memorable eulogies, while others do not. 

My Husband's Things

March 14, 2014

Sorting through and parting with your loved one’s personal items after their death is possibly one of the hardest tasks to do…ever.

Nothing really prepares you for the emotional challenge of deciding what to keep and what not to.

Planning A Funeral?

January 16, 2014

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. 

Remembering Newtown's Deaths

December 13, 2013

Here is an image of what you might imagine happens on a daily basis in our elementary schools. 

It is doubtful that you missed the headline news one year ago, on December 14, 2012, when a young man forever changed the lives of many families as well as an entire town in a way that still summens up strong feelings of anger and disbelief.

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