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Remembering 9-11 and our funeral director collegues
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Remembering 9-11 and our funeral director collegues

So today, September 11, 2019, marks the 18th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on America.  For those of us who are baby boomers, that day is seared in our memory as are the days of the President John F. Kennedy assassination, the day that astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, and the day of the space shuttle Challenger implosion.  I’m amazed that each of those days was simply a 24 hour period — yet each of those days […]

It’s Friday, the end of the summer, and we won’t bore you with our opinions
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It’s Friday, the end of the summer, and we won’t bore you with our opinions

It’s Friday, the end of the summer is approaching, Labor Day and pro football are just around the corner.  So, instead of boring you with editorial opinions on our part, we are just going to throw out three interesting articles for you to read and digest on your own.  Enjoy the read and enjoy the holiday weekend!! This article is about a new crematory being build in a community in the state of Washington.  The article delves into the process […]

Funeral home director says “Stop the Violence”
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Funeral home director says “Stop the Violence”

Even if you try to avoid it nowadays, it is hard not to notice the violence that is happening in America’s major cities.  It seems like every day or every week we hear some type of story of violence in one of those cities. Frank Savory is an experienced funeral director in Kansas City, Missouri, who knows it well.  As you can see in this story and news video from KCTV 5, he is tired of it.  Savory buried his […]

Thousands turn out for veteran’s memorial service
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Thousands turn out for veteran’s memorial service

Wayne Wilson was a Vietnam veteran who died at age 67 on May 28, 2019.  According to sources, Wilson died without any surviving family members.  It was that fact that led some of his friends to call out the community of Niles, Michigan to attend his memorial service last Wednesday in Niles. With the help of some publicity from Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, those friends had hoped for an additional 10-15 people from the community to show up […]

Funeral Director Daily readership rising, but we could use some help
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Funeral Director Daily readership rising, but we could use some help

I’m a retired funeral home owner and operator of over 35 years (here’s my compressed bio).  Back in early 2017 I was urged by a friend to write on my experiences and my thought processes on the death care industry because he thought others would be interested in listening.  Personally, I didn’t think anybody would care to hear what I had to say.  I am surprised by how many of you have told me you enjoy my articles and some […]

Memorial Day 2019
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Memorial Day 2019

So, it is Memorial Day.  Take some time to give thanks today to those who have kept us safe.  . and those who gave their all in doing so.  Take some time also to remember those who loved you and cared for you.  Treasure your relationships. I am reminded a lot that life in a small town/community is pretty nice.  We have our problems, but we still have our ideals and you can still see the streets that have the […]

Grief on Campus
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Grief on Campus

Mental health issues on college campuses are real and are growing at a pace that is hard to reason.  This article from the University of Minnesota Daily, a student newspaper, deals with a mental health issue that is not uncommon, but many times goes unnoticed by college officials.  That is the issue of student grief caused by the death of a parent or grandparent. The article visits with three students who are having grief issues and how they are trying […]

Encouragement. . . You can all do it
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Encouragement. . . You can all do it

I left the world of full time everyday work about 5 years ago.  With that and my two boys growing up and somewhat out of the house as a college grad in the working world and the last one in college, I have found more time during the day to do things that I really wanted to do and couldn’t when I was operating a funeral home and having the roles of husband and father at home. One of the […]

Weekend Ahead!!
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Weekend Ahead!!

It’s Springtime and we are heading into a weekend. . . here are just three stories we noticed in the press this morning that we thought we would share with our readers. . . Mausoleum problems in New York.  Read about it here. Indiana funeral home employee sentenced to probation for theft of funds. Read about it here. A woman who makes cremation jewelry.  Read about it here.