Cremation

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’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,...

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...

Have you seen the phrase direct cremation and didn’t know exactly what it meant? I assure you, it’s not some misleading corporate code. In fact, it’s pretty straightforward and means what it says. Simply put, in a direct cremation, there are no services before the...

When the time comes, your family will take care of your final arrangements, right? Yes, they most likely will. But the simple fact is that no one knows you better than yourself. Planning your own cremation memorial has a number of advantages over leaving all...

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