aCremation Blog

Busting myths about body donation

April 26th, 2017

I loved the original version of the TV show “MythBusters.” My family was so captivated by it, we named one of our dogs Buster in the show’s honor. Of course, the concept of myth busting applies to more aspects of life than real-world mysteries and Hollywood trickery. In honor of National Donate Life Month (NDLM), …

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Choose who makes your cremation arrangements

April 12th, 2017

Would you like someone other than your Next of Kin make your final cremation arrangements? If so, you can and it is legal. Perhaps you would like a close friend or the future Executor of your estate be responsible. Or, if you have several children, you might want to ask one of them to ultimately …

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Will the real Next of Kin please stand up?

March 21st, 2017

Many times, families assume they know who the Next of Kin is but later come to find out they are incorrect. Knowing what Texas considers to be the Next of Kin is often helpful, especially when making direct cremation arrangements. Who is the Legal Next of Kin? Knowing who the legal Next of Kin is …

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Talking about Death

March 9th, 2017

A relative of mine recently found out her father has a terminal illness. They don’t have a close relationship but she’s the one the family designated for making his final arrangements and talking about death. They live outside of Texas but since I am a licensed funeral director, she asked my advice. I told her …

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The truth about ash scattering

February 14th, 2017

You’ve probably seen the humorous scenes where ashes get blown into a family member’s face. Or the urn gets knocked over, spilling its contents into the family room, onto relatives and eventually all over the ground. Truthfully, these types of scenarios almost never, if ever, happen.

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