Local Cremation Blog

Who do you call if you have a death at Christmas?

December 18th, 2017

Deaths at Christmas are extremely difficult. Funeral Directors are here to help on the Holidays too.

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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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