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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...

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,...

[caption id="attachment_6421" align="alignright" width="217"] The people of Dallas overlooking the funeral procession.[/caption] With the hustle and bustle of life, some of the most touching death-related traditions of former generations are overlooked or rushed through without regard. Granted, as a funeral director, I am probably more sensitive...

Have you had a death occur and don’t have funds immediately available to pay for the cremation or memorial you would like? Some aCremation families have great success in reaching out to others to assist them using fundraising sites such as YouCaring and www.GoFundMe for...

How many times have you said, “If only I had known.” I said this last week when my children talked me into riding the Iron Rattler at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. My regret wasn’t riding the “best roller coaster ever,” it was not asking...

When someone you love loses a loved one, you want to be there for them. But knowing exactly what to say and do is hard. Being afraid you’ll do something wrong, or upset them can be stressful. Sometimes you can feel like no matter what...