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
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A guide featuring the most commonly asked questions about funeral etiquette, including a guide to popular sympathy flowers.
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When your loved one's cremated remains are made available to you, there are a number of respectful options you may choose to memorialize the decedent.
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Pre-need funeral plans can be complicated, so here is a primer on everything you’ll need to know.
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“The Most Beautiful Gravestone I’ve Ever Seen”
Many have asked, “Where is this gravestone located?” ”Who is the gravestone for?” And various other questions. Birth: Sep. 23, 1988 Death: Feb. 21, 1999 This unique monument shows the young boy jum…
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Imagine what family and friends experience when a loved one simply disappears. They can’t get on with their lives until they know one way or another if that person is alive or dead. Just recently…
Understanding the Meaning of Nature Symbols on Custom Memorials
The symbols etched on custom memorials can be as complex or simple as the family of the deceased wishes. Designed to convey the beliefs and philosophies of the individual
What to Tell Children About Funerals
I was recently browsing through the new gift shop at Mission San Juan Capistrano, admiring the jewelry and slowly making my way to my favorite corner of the store; the book section on Grief. I'm always finding new and intriguing titles there and this time, I stumbled upon a series of ...