Although a relative newcomer, Memorial Post is making strong inroads into creating “the next generation” online obituary platform. Their focus since day one has been to create a user-centric model that puts the ultimate control in the hands of the family.
“When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live,” he said. “So live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.”
With his wife and child close at hand, Army Maj. Chad Wriglesworth battled skin cancer for more than a year before dying at age 37.
“It was long and painful and awful,” said Aimee Wriglesworth, who believes the cancer resulted from exposure to toxic fumes in Iraq. Yet the 28-year-old widow from Bristow, Va., seized a chance to recount the ordeal and its aftermath to a researcher, hoping that input from her and her 6-year-old daughter might be useful to other grieving military families.
Two women have sparked a flurry of outrage in Australia, after they were spotted sunbathing atop a gravestone in a cemetery located just meters away from Glenmaggie lake.
I have to admit, when I first entered the funeral service world three years ago, I was a little weary of funeral directors.
After all, everything I read and saw about them shined a negative light on them. But after spending the last three years getting to know them personally, I can easily say that funeral directors are some of the friendliest, most caring people I’ve ever met on this planet.
As a death care professional, you already understand how stressful and emotional the loss of a loved one can be for families. It’s even harder for those who can’t attend a loved one’s funeral due to a variety of reasons. You can help provide better service to your clients by embracing the newest technology in the funeral industry: webcasting.
Many of us were grandfathered into the death care industry. Growing up, we watched our funeral director fathers and mothers give compassionate counsel to grieving families. We couldn’t imagine a different profession for ourselves than “the family business.”
Are you planning any resolutions for the new year? The statistics say Americans are on the fence, about 45% of the population sets New Year goals.
Check out the History.com infographic below for more interesting facts about New Years.
Resolutions are for those who succumb to peer pressure, right? Besides, does anyone really think the flip of a calendar page is going to give them the determination that they’ve lacked thus far? We prefer a more realistic approach, and so, with the spirit of holiday exhaustion and grumpiness that we happen to be experiencing at the moment
Facebook rolled out a new feature this December called “Year In Review,” a post that showed up on users’ News Feeds highlighting their most popular photos of the year. Users could view their Year In Review and choose to share it with friends with a line reading “It’s been a great year! Thanks for being a part of it.”