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Bouquets, Wreaths, or Sprays? What You Need to Know About Funeral Flowers

Bouquets, Wreaths, or Sprays? What You Need to Know About Funeral Flowers
Families often must make a variety of tough decisions following the loss of a loved one. Without a specific wish outlined by the deceased, choosing details such as funeral and burial bouquets can be overwhelming. Many options exist for funeral flower arrangements. Whether you’re trying to plan a loved one’s ...
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Cremation Preferred in National Consumer Survey

Cremation Preferred in National Consumer Survey
A 2018 study of consumer cremation preferences and expected costs by Tulip Cremation shows the majority of people prefer to be cremated but underestimate the cost of cremation. Tulip Cremation polled 1,000 people across America to find out: How many are planning to be cremated What people expect cremation to cost ...
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The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water

The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water
By Emily Atkin | June 14, 2018 for The New Republic "Aquamation," a greener form of body disposal, is gaining acceptance in America. But some powerful groups are fighting to stop it. Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was embalmed, put in a metal casket, and laid ...
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Healthy Coping Strategies for Grieving Children and Parents

Healthy Coping Strategies for Grieving Children and Parents
Parents with young children dealing with the loss of a loved one face a particularly difficult challenge working through their own grief while simultaneously trying to help their children deal with death and loss. No one is prepared to help their children grieve. Tips to Talk to Children About Grief The tips ...
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Mandville News: Construction Begins on Catholic Funeral Home & Cemetery

Mandville News: Construction Begins on Catholic Funeral Home & Cemetery
By Kim Chatelain for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Archdiocese of New Orleans will join with North America's largest provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services to break ground Wednesday April 4 on the construction of a funeral home and cemetery north of Mandeville. Grace Funeral Home and St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden are expected ...
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Personalized Sympathy and Memorial Gifts We Love

Personalized Sympathy and Memorial Gifts We Love
Losing a loved one can be a painful experience. The best way to honor their memory is by celebrating their life and commemorating their achievements. If you are looking for a creative gift to offer your sympathies or remember your loved one, consider a personalized memorial gift. Personalized memorials gifts can offer comfort ...
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Funeral homes weigh alcohol use

Funeral homes weigh alcohol use
SHERRY SLATER | The Journal Gazette When a loved one dies, family and friends often want to offer a final salute. The options are as varied as the individuals being remembered. Helium balloons are released to remember children. Favorite dishes are baked to honor grandmothers. Donations are made to nonprofits fighting deadly diseases in memory of ...
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A New Way to Dispose of Corpses - With Chemistry!

A New Way to Dispose of Corpses - With Chemistry!
Alkaline hydrolysis is a clean, green method for dissolving a body into its chemical building blocks; the runny remains just wash down the drain. BY HAYLEY CAMPBELL for WIRED THE RESOMATOR STANDS monolithic in the corner of a room on the ground floor of a building at UCLA. It’s as sterile as a ...
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Vermont Green Burial Advocate Dies, Settles for Cremation

Vermont Green Burial Advocate Dies, Settles for Cremation
BY JOEL BANNER BAIRD FOR THE FREE PRESS | March 12, 2018 In his final months, Jack Griffin of Burlington, VT lobbied hard for an earth-friendly green burial — but he ran out of time. Jack Griffin settled for ashes two weeks before he died last month. His public request for a green burial ...
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Thinking About Having a ‘Green’ Funeral? Here’s What to Know

Thinking About Having a ‘Green’ Funeral? Here’s What to Know
By SONYA VATOMSKY for NY TIMES | MARCH 22, 2018 A typical American funeral usually involves a few hallmarks we’ve come to expect: an expensive coffin, lots of flowers, an embalming for the deceased and a number of other add-ons. But how necessary are those embellishments? Enter the “green burial.” The ...
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