Tag Archive | burial

The finality of the funeral

The finality of the funeral

For those with dementia, managing the death of a loved one can be especially cruel.

Honor A Vet or $15.00? Heck Yeah!

Honor A Vet or $15.00? Heck Yeah!

You can honor those that have served our country with a $15.00 donation.

A Beautiful Farewell

A Beautiful Farewell

The funeral went off beautifully. There were lots of possible last-minute issues but the icy roads, rain and cool temperatures failed to impede us. Wonderfully, the rain stopped so we could walk behind my Dad’s caisson to his gravesite. My Dad requested a “life celebration” and I worked to imagine I was witnessing one of […]

Dad wrote “No Funeral” – Why is there a Funeral?

Dad wrote “No Funeral” – Why is there a Funeral?

At T minus 40 hours to my Dad’s 20-minute funeral service, my Mom’s calls regarding the service begin. Currently, my Mom has two personality modes — the Lion or the Lamb. The Lion is in an uproar. In the last month of his life, my Dad wrote down on a scrap of paper “No Funeral”. […]

Did you know we have a date for Dad’s burial?

Did you know we have a date for Dad’s burial?

As I entered a holiday celebration at a girlfriends house, my phone is ringing. My Mom is calling me at 7:30 p.m. She hasn’t called me “late night” in over a month. Kay: “Hey Mom. How are you?” Mom: “Kay, Did you know we have a date for Dad’s burial? He’s gonna be buried next […]

Thank you for Documenting your Burial Wishes

Thank you for Documenting your Burial Wishes

The death of my father has been easier to manage because he had done so much advance preparation. My parents worked to update their estate and financial plans in 2002. Most of you have been reading about my journey to pull together the information I have needed to assist them which was the reason I […]

The Value of the Open Casket

The Value of the Open Casket

I was surprised by the open casket. While I have been to other funeral’s, I have not been involved in the funeral planning — I won’t complain about being a newbie to this task at 49 years of age. When I shared my expectation of our visit with my brother, had we been in better humor, he […]