Our Different Shoes May Have Shared The Same Trail

August 7, 2014

Helping those in need

– – – I find such meaning in what I do!  Recently I met with the spouse of a young woman who passed away from a rare type of cancer which just so happened to be the same cancer that my spouse passed away from 15 years ago.      – – – – – Such […]

Now I Lay Thee Down To Rest

May 28, 2014

Laying to rest…. I think these words are meant just as much as the survivors as the deceased.  Laying a person to rest allows the family to be at rest, knowing that they have taken care of the person they loved up until the last possible moment. I’ve heard people say, “It’s just a body, they’re not there anymore.”  […]

Tough Questions From a 5 Year Old

May 2, 2014

We deal with a lot of sensitive subjects here at the funeral home. Death is a very sensitive subject in and of itself. One particularly sensitive subject with a lot of the families we talk to is that of children and death. More specifically, should children attend funerals and be included in the discussion about […]

An Afternoon Talk

April 8, 2014

I recently was asked by a good friend to give a talk to her third year psychology class.  My topic of conversation, you guessed it  Death.  Specifically though I spoke about dealing with grieving families in the minutes and days after their loved one has died.  This is that unique experience that takes all of […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

March 25, 2014

Spring is here.  What a beautiful natural way of reminding us of the cycle of life.  Old growth still present, soon returning to the earth with warming temperatures nurturing new life set to build on the foundation of all that came before it.  New buds are on trees and small spikes of green emerging from […]