Local Cremation Blog

Why do I need a burial container?

August 9th, 2017

In my conversations with families about cemetery burials, I find that many don’t know about the outer burial container – commonly called “vaults” – or don’t understand why we have them. So I’d like share a little about these containers that began as a form of crime prevention (more about that in a moment) and …

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Columbarium or mausoleum: Above ground, permanent resting places

July 17th, 2017

At some point, you’ve probably passed a traditional cemetery and wondered about the ornate building(s) on the grounds. More often than not, that building is a mausoleum. It could also be a columbarium, or a combination of both. Here’s a quick look at where those terms came from and what they mean now. The National …

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‘Green Burial’ and ‘Green Cremation’ Options to Consider

June 29th, 2017

Most of us grew up thinking conventional burial after death was a given. You have likely attended a religious funeral where a traditional, ornate casket was chosen. Perhaps you’ve attended a graveside service and seen the reinforced concrete vault where the casket is placed and then closed. From a historical perspective, the practice of using …

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Nurses Can Prolong Life of Special Mother

May 12th, 2017

For everyone who has been blessed with one…or several…nurses at some point in their life, we know what a difference they make. Their often-thankless job makes such a huge impression and difference in our healthcare. To celebrate this special week, and International Nurse Day on May 12, I want to write about a memory one …

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Giving of Yourself: Body Donation

April 26th, 2017

April is National Donate Life Month (NDLM). If you have ever considered any type of body donation, it’s well worth your time to find out more about it and whether it is the right decision for you or your loved one. If you are already considering direct cremation, whole body donation may be a wonderful …

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