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Welcome to our blog. Here we will share useful information with you on topics ranging from funeral planning and cremation to positive living and grief support.

Educating our community is only half of our job. The other half is listening. We take pride in our exemplary and caring service and do our best to be available to you for all of your questions. If you have a question or a blog topic that you would like to suggest, feel free to get in touch. Your ideas and thoughts are incredibly valuable to us.

My Spouse Died: Do I Really Need to Wait a Year to Move?

Nearly all experts say to wait at least six months to a year after a death or divorce before making big lifestyle changes like moving. Sometimes it is just not possible to allow yourself that much time. When that is the case, understanding the thinking behind this advice may help one avoid the pitfalls of making a quic...READ MORE

Grief

Three Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving in Isolation

Grief is difficult in perfectly normal times. However, when a global pandemic has us isolated, we lose two important comfort and coping mechanisms. Hugs are very hard to come by these days. In normal times the physical touch of a hug fills the vacuum when a person who loves another is at a loss for words but wants to s...READ MORE

Grief

Leaving Something in the Casket

The practice of sending a deceased loved one off with objects from this earthly life is as old as mankind. Ancient Egyptians believed when a person died, they passed into “the afterlife.” Burial goods paralleled objects used in life because it was believed these same objects would be needed in the afterlife. Burial goo...READ MORE

Funerals

Burial Vault: What’s the Point?

Historically speaking, burial vaults were conceived as a means of protection from grave robbers. They were designed and intended to make it difficult to get into the coffin and remove valuables or even the body itself from the grave. Early vaults were made of wood and were called a “rough box” because they were rustic...READ MORE

Funerals

Memorializing an Avid Gardener

When a life ends, we remember. We remember the love, the bonds, and the passions of the person who died. A well put-together funeral that honors the life, faith, and relationships of the deceased is the first foothold on the path of healing for survivors....READ MORE

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