Recently a young mother of five became a widow. Her husband and the father of her children was coming home at dusk on a Friday evening. They lived in the country and their home is nestled in-between dirt roads. He's usually home by 6:45 p.m. and the ritual of their Friday night pizza was already in the works. There was nothing unusual about this … [Read more...] about What to Expect When an Autopsy is Required
Many of us have attended a funeral service for a family member, friend or co-worker, however, odds are most of us have not had to make funeral arrangements. Today with people living longer, the average age of a person making funeral arrangements is over fifty. One would think that the person making funeral decisions is the surviving spouse, but … [Read more...] about Cremation – 7 Steps You Need to Know!
Out of Town Cremation Company Takes Advantage of Customers - Know the Difference! The following is a true story. You will read about one family’s experience that thousands of people across the country who want a “simple” cremation fall victim too. The names of the family have been changed, however the story was not embellished. (The name of the … [Read more...] about Out of Town Cremation Companies Take Advantage of Customers – Know the Difference!
So what happens if you or a loved one kicks the bucket while fulfilling the bucket list? Every day people leave home to go on their dream vacation. For some this may be a cruise, for others it may be a camping adventure and for many it may be as simple as going to stay with a friend or family member who lives out-of-town. It doesn’t matter the … [Read more...] about Kicking the bucket, while fulfilling your bucket list!
Who is responsible for my parent’s credit card debt, mortgage and other outstanding financial obligations when my parent’s die? Many of us boomers are finding ourselves functioning in a role as a caretaker or advocate for our aging parents. Being their next of kin does bring on certain moral / ethical obligations, however when it comes to the … [Read more...] about Debt after death?
It’s true – pets do have the intelligence and ability to communicate with their owners. If you are skeptic about the ability for animals to communicate both between themselves and with humans, let me share with you that moment I stopped questioning and started believing. In June of 2006 our family sheltie and funeral home certified Therapy Dog … [Read more...] about Pets communicate!