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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights — by Alan Wolfelt

A funeral service website posted this content today. I think it’s been around a while but worth reposting so more people can see it. The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to … Continue reading

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Links for August 16th Radio Show

I appear on WSAR Radio this morning at 10AM Eastern time. Below you will find links to some of the articles and information I will reference during the show. MemryStone – MemryStone on Facebook – MemryStone Lapel Pin     … Continue reading

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Semper Fi for the Hallway

I found this painting at Harbor Fine Art in Newport, RI last night. The artist, Betty Ann Morris (a former Marine), donates a portion of the proceeds to the Semper Fi Fund to support the needs of Marine Veterans.

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MemryStone

So proud of our MemryStone project. Much to learn, much to do, but we have already touched dozens of lives with these tokens of memory which survivors inscribe with a personal message and send through cremation with a loved one. … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens on “Death”

I saw an article today which talked about the essayist Christopher Hitchens’ book “Mortality” which is described as an honest book about facing death. [Hitchens died in December 2011] I have put this on my reading list, but thought I … Continue reading

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May you always have…

From the folks at quotablecards.com

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Soldiers Using iPhones at Arlington

I love what I do as a funeral director, and I have always had a techie outlook–having always been fascinated with computers and information systems. Needless to say it is rare to find a news story which combines both interests … Continue reading

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George Bonnano–New Views on Grief and Grieving

This video runs quite long (16 minutes), but it provides a thorough overview of George Bonnano’s research on grief and grieving. He does not see the traditional “stages” which popular culture has adapted. People do experience great pain and a … Continue reading

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Liturgy Controversy Doesn’t Affect Funerals

The New York Times ran an article in April about brewing controversies over the revised Catholic liturgy which begins use this Advent season. I understand both sides of the arguments and respect the philosophies involved, but from a purely practical … Continue reading

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