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Is black the only color I can wear to a funeral service?

Selecting what outfit to wear can be daunting if you are attending the funeral services of a loved one or friend. Traditionally, black is the go-to color choice that is associated with funerals. However, keep in mind that all funeral ceremonies are unique. It can vary depending on the wishes of the deceased, the traditions of the family, the cultural heritage, and the religious affiliation of the dead. 

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How to pen a memorable epitaph?

Are you in charge of planning a funeral for a loved one? You will certainly have many things on your to-do list, and one of them is the epitaph. This is the inscription on the headstone or grave marker that honors the memory of the departed. The use of these epitaphs can be traced back to ancient Egypt, Greek, and Roman Empires circa the 1700s.  Read more

How to Select a Well-Designed and Meaningful Funeral Headstone

When planning a funeral, one of the most important decisions you will make is how to mark the gravesite. Choosing a well-designed headstone, monument, or funeral marker for the memorial site is vital because you must create something that reflects the life and legacy of your deceased loved one. Apart from marking the grave, it must withstand the harsh elements and test of time. 

If you’re working with a funeral home, the director and his team can provide you with the information on where to purchase caskets or headstones. In addition, they can easily connect you with a monument salesperson, an experienced headstone designer, or a supplier online. If you are unsure about what to pick, take note of the following key considerations to help you choose your final headstone design.

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7 Concrete Ways on How You Can Comfort Someone Who is Mourning

You may struggle to find the right words to say during the funeral services. After all, a person who lost a loved one is usually broken down with grief and despair. However, you must do everything that you can to reach out. No matter how difficult the situation may seem, you can’t just let things go. 

More importantly, don’t ask the mourning family members about what you can do. This just transfers the burden on their already worn-out shoulders. Instead, it would be better to take initiative and perform concrete actions. Here are six specific things you can do to ensure you offer much-needed assistance and support during times of sorrow. 

 

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How Far is Heaven by Kitty Well

cloud skyHow far is heaven?
Let’s go tonight, I want my daddy to hold me tight.

A little girl was waiting for her daddy one day
It was time to meet him, when she heard her mommy say
Come to mommy darling, please do not cry
Daddy’s gone to heaven, way up in the sky Read more

Famous people who passed away in 2018 Part 3

A lot of Hollywood stars passed away in 2018, and even though their funeral service and burial were not made public, we still extend our condolences to their family and friends. Here is the third part of the list of stars that we lost in 2018: Read more

Remembering Michael Jackson

June 25, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. The late singer died at the age of 50 in his rented L.A mansion. He was rushed to the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest, which as brought on by a number of prescription drugs that were administered by his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

His death announcement came as a shock to many as the was scheduled to go on a world tour. And during his funeral service, millions of people attended and millions more tuned in worldwide.

Jackson was known as the King of Pop, and with four decades worth of smash-hit pop music, he made an incredibly positive impact on the world of music.

Between 1979 and 1991, Jackson released hit after hit on each of his album, from Off the Wall to Dangerous, and was nothing short of a worldwide musical sensation. With record-defying success and an untouchable music career, Jackson was practically invincible during the height of his career. Read more

The Last Waltz ~ Engelbert Humperdink

I wondered should I go or should I stay,
The band had only one more song to play.
And then I saw you out the corner of my eye,
A little girl, alone and so shy.

I had the last waltz with you,
Two lonely people together.
I fell in love with you,
The last waltz should last forever.

But the love we had was going strong,
Through the good and bad we get along.
And then the flame of love died in your eye,
My heart was broke in two when you said goodbye. Read more

Thank you by Johnny Reid

If I only had, two words left to say to you.
With my last breath I’d come face the truth to you.
You’ve never left my side, even when I fell behind.

Thank you for the life you’ve given me.
Thank you for sharing all your love and your dreams.
Thank you for every tear of happiness I’ve cried.
Thank you for laying down your life to be crucified.

When I close my eyes, I say a prayer to talk to you.
And when I wake, I embrace the one who pulls me through.
Who pulls me through the storm when I can’t go on. Read more

Pictures of You (The Cure)

I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel Read more