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An Amazing and Funny Obituary

March 28, 2014

Writing an obituary for your loved one after their death is quite possibly one of the hardest tasks to do well.

First of all, one tends to be in a the midst of being consumed by grief,  with emotions running all over the map, taking over any ability  to think clearly or rationally, much less putting more than two accurate sentences together in a meaningful way.

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.

Crazy Places People Hide Money

February 28, 2014

People hide money all the time.

The hard part is knowing if or where your loved one has hidden money when they die.  A well thought out hiding place is rarely communicated... to anyone...

And so, when someone dies, it is not uncommon when cleaning out desk drawers, sifting through piles of clothes stuffed in a bureau, or sorting through the multitude of boxes stored in the attic or basement, that you might come across some hidden treasures.

Debt After Death

February 20, 2014

Who is responsible for paying off the balance of the credit cards after the death of a loved one? And what about the mortgage loan? Not that you had anything else on your grief stricken mind when your loved one dies...but do you know the answers?

Happy Valentine's Day

February 14, 2014

It is difficult coming up with a topic related to planning for end-of-life and death when it is Valentine's Day.

After all, the media focuses on love stories, and chocolates and flowers-not funerals, terminal illness or tragic deaths.  Yet, love does show up sometimes in mysterious ways. Even when death is involved.

This story is a love story -as well as the death of two lovebirds.

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".

Tweeting Cancer

January 24, 2014

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!

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