Tag Archives: Funeral

Laid To Rest

Today, I took some time off work to support some dear friends who were burying their dear 91-year old mother to rest.  It was clear from the funeral services that she had lived her life centered around all the things … Continue reading

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It’s Vanna’s Birthday!

Today would have been Vanna’s 52nd birthday.  She may have planned for a quiet celebration with close friends and family at a favorite restaurant, where she would dress festively and take particular care in ordering the food and the wine. … Continue reading

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Funerals and Such

Last night, I had dinner with some great friends.  Among other things, we talked about how death and funeral practices have evolved over the years since our childhood.  Having been raised Roman Catholics with varying degrees of adherence, we recounted … Continue reading

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