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Funeral Etiquette for Cell Phones

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
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Cell phones often go off when we least want them to. In church. In school. During sex. And at a funeral. As other funeral directors can attest, the oddest thing about a cell phone ringing during funerals is how many people will actually answer. “Hello. Yeah. I’m at a funeral service. Can I call you […]

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Funeral Etiquette

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How to Speak the Language of Grief © 2010 Alex, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio   You walk into a house full of fresh grief.  It’s fresh because the death just occurred.  Your best friend’s husband went out to the bar last night, drowned his hard day in hard drink and he never made […]

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Disenfranchised Grief

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
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10 Types of Disenfranchised Grief   Grief shared is grief diminished.  When an individual dies, that death throws a web of relationships out of balance, causing the mourners to learn how to live in the new normal.  That new normal is best found together in community. When grief isn’t shared.  When there is no community […]

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In Lieu of Memorials, Please Send Flowers

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Posted under Funeral Etiquette, Funeral Flowers, Funeral Planning, Sympathy

https://flickr.com/photos/psag/279220369/ A director I used to work with always said ‘flowers are the bain of the funeral director’s existence’. Indeed, we spend a lot of our time arranging flowers at the chapel for visitation, then moving them to church for the service, then, taking some to the grave, some to the home, some to this […]

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How to Write a Sympathy Card

Posted on October 9, 2015 by Cameron Naugle | Leave a comment
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A sympathy card is a nice way to offer support and express your condolences to people who are suffering a loss. You can send a sympathy card even if you did not know the deceased if you are close to members of that person’s family, or if you were close to the deceased but don’t […]

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