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Pass It On

12/05/2014

By Sarah Gill-Northcutt It had been a year since my 18 month-old granddaughter Katie died of a birth defect, and I could still feel the grief.  “Maybe putting up Christmas decorations will make you feel better,” my husband said, handing me the box where we kept the ornament. “Christmas won’t be the same without Katie,” I […]

One Hour to Live

09/17/2015

Author Stephen Levine asks the question, “If you had an hour to live and could make only one phone call—who would you call, what would you say, and why are you waiting?” Stephen continues, “Who knows what we are waiting for? Perhaps we want to believe we will live forever, or that “someday” we will get around to telling the people we love, just how much we love them. Whatever the reasons, most of us simply wait too long. “

Name Tags at a Funeral Home

11/04/2016

Here is an idea which makes funeral home visitation easier for everyone: Recently when I visited a funeral home I was surprised and pleased to see individuals wearing name tags.  What a great thoughtful idea for everyone. As Mary Hickey says, “When people stayed in the same community their entire lives, name tags were probably […]