Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace What do we mean when we say “rest in peace?” The phrase was first found on tombstones sometime before the fifth century, typically in Latin, requiescat in pace. The words were part of a prayer, wishing the “soul of the faithful departed” rest and peace...
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day It’s easy to take Memorial Day for granted as a 3-day weekend with opportunities for fun, travel, grilling, or simply having extra personal time.  It’s much more meaningful to focus on why the holiday exists. The idea for a specific holiday came after the...
What is a Cemetery Permanent Care Fund?

What is a Cemetery Permanent Care Fund?

What is a Cemetery Permanent Care Fund? You may have heard the term “perpetual care fund” which was often used in the past to describe what we now call the Permanent Care Fund. The purpose of a Permanent Care Fund is to provide funds for cemetery care and maintenance...
New Life

New Life

New Life Since the Easter season runs until Pentecost, there’s plenty of time to offer Easter greetings, even if Spring hasn’t quite taken hold.  We grumble a bit, wondering if Spring will ever come. There are precious few signs of it, and instead, we have found...
Are your plans ready?

Are your plans ready?

Are your plans ready? Last fall I had the opportunity to hear Pat Miles, former local TV news anchor, speak about her experiences in managing the death of her husband, Bucky.  He lived just 3 months following his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer which didn’t give them...