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Raw Emotion

Provided courtesy of Confessions of a Funeral Director. When a son commits suicide and his mother writes his obituary, this is what it looks like. This is pretty intense. Many years ago, I was taught to use the term “Completed … Continue reading

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Remembering Too Accurately.

I have often spoken of the need to remember the dead accurately the way they were in life. As I see it, there is little use to taking a person with all their human weaknesses and faults and turning them … Continue reading

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Keep It Light

Here is something for the person who has everything that Apple has ever made. You can visit Caleb’s blog to see the rest of the list.

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Gruesome Discovery

Local authorities held a brief press conference this afternoon releasing information suggesting a serial killer may be on the loose in Aiken. Concerned that this killer has been targeting some of Aiken’s “Winter residents” who are known to be seen … Continue reading

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No It’s Not

Well, I have never met Caleb, nor have I ever spoken to him. I know what I know about him from his blog. We do however, agree on this. This Funeral Is Not About You. I like the “express line” … Continue reading

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Death Does Not Take A Holiday

Caleb apparently wrote this article earlier this morning. It is one of the better pieces he has posted recently, (not that any were bad, just that this one was extrodinary) The points he brings up are very true as I … Continue reading

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A Tragic Story, Indeed

Caleb shares a bit of fiction, that unfortunately, is all too true and has played out countless times. Thanks to lawyers and government, we have no choice but to be careful businessmen. When I started in “the business” in 1978, … Continue reading

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Think About It

Caleb Wilde finds times to ask the question, “So, You Want To Be A Mortician?” Pretty darn accurate, if you ask me.

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I Would Agree

We are just a bunch of regular guys and gals. From Caleb’s Blog….Confessions of an Undertaker….a poem. The Undertaker Reminded me of this Title Track

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He’s Got That Right

Caleb, with rare exceptions, has the telepathic ability to take what I am thinking and to put it into an interesting blog and then take credit for my thoughts**. Here are Ten Burdens Funeral Directors Carry My list is limited … Continue reading

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Power Post

Caleb nails it again…..Bullseye. I have to meet this guy someday. Ten Reasons Why I am a Funeral Director.

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Caleb Update

A few weeks ago, I re-blogged a post that concerned me. I was scared for a colleague that I have never met. I called his funeral home and left a message for him. I wrote the article and called it, … Continue reading

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Never Say These Things

My real education in this area came when I was on the board of the SIDS Alliance of The Carolinas, back in the mid-1990’s. This is about when kids die, but is easily translated to all age groups. Thanks to … Continue reading

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He Needs Help…Please Pray

Many of you have read my re-bloggs of Caleb Wilde’s Confessions of a Funeral Director Blog. Today, he posted a very dark and scary article. I Need Help I have e-mailed him and have tried to call…probably me and few … Continue reading

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Heaven…The Easy Answer?

For all the years I have been doing this work and for all the times I have heard the litany of platitudes, I have never thought of it in the terms that Caleb illustrates, referring to heaven as an “Easy … Continue reading

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