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Twelve Reasons Why People Spend Too Much for a Funeral

It's easy to spend too much... Here's why: 1. Fulfilling the role of grieving "helplessness." Many people feel so devastated and overwhelmed at a time of death that they assume they should leave all funeral planning to the funeral director. Said one mortician, "That's like giving the funeral director a blank check." Being actively involved in [...]

By | 2017-09-09T20:37:28+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Funeral Costs|0 Comments

Simple Burial and Cremation Information

History of the "traditional" funeral and simple burial practices In early America, home funerals were the practice everywhere, and each community had a group of women who came in to help with the "laying out of the dead." Visitation was held in the front parlor followed by a procession to the church and cemetery. At [...]

By | 2017-10-17T17:34:35+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Cremation, Funeral Costs|0 Comments


A Final Gift Death provides many of us with a onetime chance to make a valuable gift to humanity. All major religions approve of body and organ donation for medical and dental teaching, research, and transplants. According to public opinion polls, most people believe that such donations are desirable. Organ Donation What is organ donation? [...]

By | 2017-09-09T20:37:49+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Body & Organ Donation|0 Comments