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Oklahoma short on funeral directors
The state of Oklahoma, like most of the nation, is short on funeral directors. While they may deal with the dead, funeral directors say they're really in the business of people.This is really a calling. This profession is really a calling to it,” funeral d
What are obituaries for?
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.
Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks
Ask anyone whose family member pre-planned a funeral and one thought comes to mind–it’s a gift or a blessing. The passing of a loved one is difficult, and the feelings of sadness, honor, and responsibility play a large part in the decision making process. Pre-planning a funeral allows your family to focus on healing and coming together without the added pressure of having to make the various decisions concerning funeral services and burial Pre-arrangement, also called pre-need, can be discussed at any age and plans can be easily amended as your preferences or circumstances change Pre-planning covers the following: Choosing a memorial service Preparing a document or letters that can be used as a guide for…
Top 10 Wineries of Rutherford
Rutherford is a tiny Napa Valley appellation consisting of only 6,650 acres under vine.
What is Proper Funeral Etiquette?
Unfortunately this past week, my wife’s grandmother passed away. She was a fantastic woman whom I was fortunate enough to know for a very long time. I was overjoyed seeing how many people came out to pay their respects and support our family. But I realized that sometimes it’s not just m
The Martenson Family of Funeral Homes
Did you know that Social Security pays out two types of death benefits. The first is a lump sum death benefit of $255. The second is an ongoing monthly death benefit called a survivor benefit. One of...
Celebrate Aloha Week With Florist Watanabe Floral
September brings on big festivities in Hawaii. It’s a time to celebrate Aloha Week, one of the oldest Hawaiian traditions, paying a nod to the exotic culture and way of
Tips for Talking to Your Family About Your Funeral Plan
The benefits of pre-planning your own funeral services are undeniable. After you pass, your family members will be struggling to cope with their grief and they may not be thinking clearly enough to make crucial decisions. Funeral pre-planning relieves your loved ones of this burden, while ensuring that your wishes are carried out.
A Look at Jewish Funeral Customs
If you are unfamiliar with Jewish funeral customs and plan to attend the funeral services for a Jewish friend, then you may have some questions about what to expect.