A New Year’s Resolution

Categories: Humor Inspiration

My 8th grade teacher, Mr. Perry, left our class with many lasting thoughts and phrases. His primary goal was to teach us helping verbs and literature. But occasionally we strayed into other topics.  As a former priest, he held very strong religious convictions Learn More

Creating Your Legacy By Organ Donation

Category: News

Did you know that National Donor Sabbath occurs each November? In 2011, friends of ours took their teen-age daughter, Emma, in for blood tests, believing she had mononucleosis.  That started what they later referred to as 72 hours of horror, as Emma went Learn More

Leaving Instructions Makes All The Difference

Categories: Humor Planning

My dad never talked to his parents about their final instructions.    He says that even though his mother sent her sons to church school every Sunday, when she reached her seventies, she confessed that she did not believe in death or resurrection Learn More

Celebratory Songs of Transition

Categories: Humor Inspiration Planning

When I think of songs to celebrate the end of one’s life, there are several that come to mind, depending upon the kind of life you lived and the music you loved. Everyone, of course, knows Amazing Grace.  It’s such a beautiful song Learn More

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Category: Planning

Besides the fact that this is our wedding song (it wasn’t until many years after that we learned it was a spiritual song), and a really lovely tune, its message is powerful:  the importance of telling people how much you love them cannot Learn More

Ashes to Ashes

Category: Humor

Unfortunately, the only rites of passage that we elders know much more about are funerals. We attend them too frequently. If humor’s a part of these essays, what’s so funny about death? Of course, we are depressed, unless we are just attending to Learn More