Obituaries often tell us a lot. And when we start to look a little closer at what makes an obituary, there’s a lot more we can learn.
Mistakes to Avoid When It Comes to Funeral Planning
Funeral planning is always a difficult and emotional process. When you're faced with making major decision in the midst of shock and grief, making a mistake is easy.
Grave of George Swanson
True to his word, George Swanson is buried in his white 1984 Corvette.
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Selfies at a Funeral — Really?
There’s nothing quite like attending a funeral service and being distracted by someone taking a selfie. As loved ones weep and a priest or pastor shares healing wisdom for the bereft, the offender leans in and snaps a pic of himself or herself — then rushes to post it to social media. A funeral director in Canada went on the radio recently to request that people reconsider taking out their phones during memorial services, Salt Lake City’s news channel KUTV reported. How do you even caption a funeral selfie — “Check me out, I’m sad right now”? “In many funeral parlors, we have very clear rules around limiting selfies,” said Denis Desrochers, president of the Corporation of Funeral Directors of Quebec, “or we tell the public that the families don’t want selfies.” Have…