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Epitaphs monuments can be as outlandish and funny or serious and reflective as you want. For those with a sense of humor it can be a way of getting a few laughs long after you're gone, and for those without much humor it can be a way of leaving a more serious legacy.
When Stephanie Edwards pulls into Palm Mortuary on Eastern Avenue, it is late afternoon and the sun is setting. She parks her car close to the curb at the Garden of Innocents and begins her daily ritual. She removes trimming shears, Windex and paper towels from the trunk of her Camry. Edwards is the
Funeral planning often comes at a time when we are least ready. In most instances, funeral professionals shoulder the brunt of the funeral planning. Because death care professionals are trained to assist client families in providing meaningful services both traditional and contemporary in nature, of
Funerals are part of our lives, whether we like it or not. Regardless of income bracket, people are going to have to go into funerals, either of relatives, friends or even acquaintances at some points. These may be sad occasions when people come together to bid someone their final goodbye, but they
When a loved one passes away, your family may decide collectively that you would all like to commission a custom urn for cremation. This creative process is one that results in a one-of-a-kind urn that is unique to your loved one, but it does take more time and a little extra planning in order to ge
Why should you consider a biodegradable, "green" urn for your loved one or pet? The eco-friendly movement is going strong. Under the current Presidential administration, over $600 million of the stimulus package will be spent on green job training programs. Education is key, and there are
Many people have avoiding probate as one of their estate planning goals, for good reason. Many of those desiring to avoid probate have become somewhat familiar with revocable living trusts, which are an effective means for avoiding probate. However, multiple other tools exist for avoiding probate, i
Some of the most profound things you can do to demonstrate your dedication to your client families may also be some of the smallest. A thoughtful keepsake such as a holiday remembrance ornament will go far in establishing yours as a thoughtful funeral home, while promoting referrals among the commun
If you've never planned a funeral before, the choices available to you can be daunting. The somber and final atmosphere of a funeral home is not conducive to comparison shopping. Most first-time funeral shoppers are bewildered by the decisions that must be made at the time of death. The emotion
People tend to have very generalized ideas about headstones. In reality, however, the professionals that produced these products have come up with an impressive array of options. This allows each person to honor loved ones in a way that is both personal and unique.
We are all humans who were created to live in a mortal world and who are expected to be with the Omnipotent in the right time. No one actually knows if when the right time is. Thus, it is somehow hard to accept when one of our loved ones has died instantly. This is actually the moment when questions