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".

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. 

Discussing death should be no laughing matter. Nor should it be easy, pressure-free and light-hearted, right? Barb sits down with NHPR to discuss why talking about death doesn't need to be somber, but does need to happen. Read the full story here

Sobering Stats and Facts For The Living

January 9, 2014

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.

The Conversation Project is a national organization dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care, and helping our culture speak more easily about death and dying.

What's On Your Bucket List?

November 15, 2013

Why is it that most people, when making a Bucket List of the things they wish to do, achieve, visit, explore, master, or dream about in their lifetimes, seem to wait until what seems to be the very last minute...as they approach the end of their chronological lives, rather than creating the Bucket List when  younger and when there is a greater possibility of time to complete goals and check off those lists?

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?

Death Happens

November 1, 2013

As far as I know there are no more baseball games scheduled for Friday night, November 1, 2013.  I have something that I think you might find very interesting to watch on TV instead. 

There will be a documentary series premiering on Showtime at 9PM ET titled Time of Death It will be a documentary series which will track real people as they come face to face with their own mortality.

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