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Answering the question after the funeral: "how are you?"

It’s a question we all hear almost every day. “Hi, how are you?” But it has a different feel when you have recently lost someone you love. It just feels heavier. So how do you deal with that question? It may be tempting to just sort of brush it off saying something along the lines of, “Oh, I&rs...READ MORE

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Funerals are changing ... but grief is still the same

Funerals are changing … but grief is still the same. Without a doubt, funerals are changing. Funeral services have become less formal and are noticeably more personal. They are sometimes religious and sometimes they are not. Funerals are often shorter and sometimes take place weeks after the death. There may ...READ MORE

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Scam protection

How do I protect myself from scams that have become all too common in society today? How do I prevent myself from becoming a victim of the scammers who are on the phone, on the computer and at the front door? It’s summer, the sun is shining, and stuff needs to get done around your house.  Maybe you could ...READ MORE

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Remembering a rabid football fan

Football, the American kind played with a spheroid shaped ball called a pig skin, is the be all end all Fall activity for millions of Americans. Fans purchase large screen televisions just to watch the game. Others set up multiple televisions in their game day viewing rooms. All manner of hats, shirts, blankets, swe...READ MORE

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Too little too late - a memorial gone wrong

Yesterday, Jane was on duty as a tour guide at a lovely little pre-revolutionary war church in rural Virginia. It was late in the afternoon when a youngish woman wearing shorts and a Cubs ball hat stepped into the visitor’s center looking lost. Thinking that she might need directions, Jane quietly approached to...READ MORE

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