We are only here for a short time. Life is not a dress rehearsal. As a funeral celebrant I am interested in all aspects of life and particularly the lives of those just past. I was reminded of Stephen Covey's famous book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and his comment that the best way to live one's life is to 'begin with the end in mind'.
A direction cremation is a cremation only, without a service. Some people are opting for this option as they do not want the fuss or expense of a funeral. However, does it give closure and allow those left behind to grieve? Each of us thinks and feels differently about death and death rituals. There is no right or wrong way.
What’s the most misspelt word in the funeral industry? We think it may be interment. This paragraph is from a recent Better Homes & Gardens online article. When it comes to cemetery fees, you have to pay for ‘right of internment’ and an ‘internment fee’.