Author Archive for Justin

Your Best Eulogy

Write Your Best Eulogy Knowing what to say about a loved one who has passed away can be a challenge. These eulogies are meant to tell others about your relationship with deceased. It can be a tribute as well as a personal statement of grief. We have found that while some people can do that […]

Unusual Deaths

Memorable Deaths Since the beginning of time, human beings have shared one common yet inevitable phase of life: death. Most hope for a peaceful passing, however, that is not always the case. Here are some examples of the unusual deaths that at first glance seem impossible. They aren’t. A Poetic Way to Perish: “Alone and […]

Stockholm Canine Memorial

Canine Memorial Explodes with Tributes In April, a terror attack in Stockholm rocked the world. People dodged a hijacked truck as it careened into a department store, killing 5 and injuring about 15 others. Flowers were strewn along the avenue to mark this tragic loss of life. Tourists and residents both stopped by to pay […]

Our Picks June 2017

June 2017 Welcome to June. Here’s a list of summer fun ideas in Northern Sonoma County and elsewhere: June 4 – Colorful, Light-filled Pastel Landscapes – Upstairs Art Gallery – Influenced by strong shapes and contrast Jan Thomas’s recent paintings reflect a keen awareness of abstraction in the landscape. Healdsburg. Details: (707) 431-4214 and at http://bit.ly/2qhFFIk. […]

The Changing Face of Funerals II

The Evolution of Funerals Funerals have been around for a very long time. They are a way to honor life and to take care of the human remains.  Burial and cremation rituals have been customized to reflect the social values of a particular group of people. As the first blog, Changing Face of Funerals I, […]

The Changing Face of Funerals I

The Changing Face of Funerals I 60,000 B.C. to 50 B.C. Life and death have always been connected even though we view them quite differently. We celebrate new life and mourn the passing of life. In both cases, the rituals and traditions reflect the beliefs and attitudes of a culture at a particular time in […]

Why We Do It

Why We Choose The Funeral Industry Most people we meet outside of our capacity as professionals wonder why we do what we do. As an icebreaker at a party, we keep the response simple and sweet: because we believe the work we do helps grieving families. But really, the answer isn’t always that simple. There are […]

Events & Death

Event-Related Folklore   Death is an important topic of folklore. What it is, how it appears, and how avoid or trick it are all part of the rich stories, legends, tales, superstitions and more that make up the world of folklore. Here is a list of folk ways that center on events that could foreshadow the […]

May 2017 Picks

May in Northern Sonoma County is packed with activities and events. Here are some of our favorites: May 5 – Oliver’s in Windsor Live Music – Oliver’s Market’s in-store Tavern Off The Green has more than a great pub menu and 24 rotating taps of local beer, wine and cider to offer. The Tavern is […]

Folklore of Death

Superstitions and Omens   As long as people have been trying to come to terms with and understand the mysteries surrounding death, there has been folklore about death. Folklore, commonly referred to as folk wisdom or folk ways, was used to help explain significant life passages such as death. It offered beliefs about life after death […]