Hi everyone, my name is AnaMae Merton. I recently lost my birth parents during a heavy storm. Their deaths left me reeling, though we were not very close. Furthermore, I was the only surviving kin, so it was my job to arrange the funerals for both of them. The funeral arrangement process was incredibly difficult without knowing much about their personalities or passions. I struggled to find the best songs, outfits, caskets, burial sites and flowers. Luckily, the funeral director helped me identify suitable options for my birth parents' funerals. I hope to help people understand all of the different funeral arrangement options available today. Please visit my site anytime to learn more.
15 June 2018
Far too often, people pass away. Many pass away from unexpected events, such as a car crash (1.3 million, of which half are aged 18-44), a sudden and unexpected illness (47% of heart attack deaths occur suddenly and outside of a hospital), or intentional deaths, such as a suicide or homicide. Taking into account that anyone could pass away at any time, it makes it all the more important to plan for your own end.
7 May 2018
Instead of a formal eulogy, some funeral services turn the microphone over to those in attendance to allow them to share some remarks about the life of the person who has passed away. This "open mic" style of funeral can be valuable for the family members of the departed, as they'll get to hear some insightful comments from a variety of people, rather than a eulogy from just one person's perspective.
4 April 2018
If you've recently suffered through the loss of someone you love, you may find yourself responsible for deciding on their funeral arrangements. Unfortunately, you may feel overwhelmed with all of the options available to you. If you are leaning towards using cremation to handle the body, here are some common questions you may have before you make an official decision. Will Cremation Cost More Than Other Options? One misconception about cremation services is that it costs more money than doing a traditional burial.
13 March 2018
One of the key points to remember when you're planning a funeral for a family member who has passed away is that you can do virtually anything to honor the person's memory. An idea that some families pursue is to organize a funeral tea — which can take place in lieu of a traditional funeral service or in addition to it. While there are many locations to consider for the funeral tea, it's often a good idea to do so at the funeral home itself.
13 February 2018
Planning a funeral for a baby is one of the most traumatic experiences that parents have to go through. It is even harder when this painful moment comes from a stillbirth. You are going to always wonder what could have been. It means not hearing your child's first cry and missing out on all the milestone moments. However, you should enlist as much help as possible as you honor your baby.