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

How To Terminate The On-Line Accounts of a Deceased Person

Category: Resources - Tips

It’s a little unsettling to receive a note in Linked In or a Friend request on Facebook from someone whom I know passed away several months or even years ago.  Although  a warm memory might come to mind, there’s nothing else I can 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

Just The Way You Look Tonight

Categories: Humor News

Sunday mornings are my trip through the New York Times. Our local paper actually prints the pages, and I go to the national news section to read the obits. To be sure I am not inadvertently there. The paid ones are on the Learn More