Memorial Service

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. 

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.

Funeral Flowers

July 12, 2013

People agree that your wedding should be beautiful.

We celebrate weddings with fragrant, colorful flowers that are cheerful and abundant. 

Why shouldn't your funeral or memorial service be the same? 

Flowers represent so many emotions and mark many different occassions:  Celebrations, birthdays, joy, grief, love, sickness, forgiveness, remorse, and empathy.  Loved ones pay their respect often with flowers as an expression of sympathy.

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.