Tag Archives: Funerals

Book Review: “I Miss You” by Pat Thomas

Easy-to-understand information about death for children

“I Miss You: A First Look at Death” is a non-fiction book for children around the ages of four to seven. It uses simple language and metaphors to discuss death and what happens after a person dies. It is part … Continue reading

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“I hate funerals and would not attend my own if it could be avoided.”

- Robert T. Morris
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Our Monthly Tip: Bringing a Child to a Funeral

Old enough to love is old enough to grieve

Our Tip of the Month Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, an expert on bereavement, has said that anyone who is old enough to love is also old enough to grieve. He is an advocate of bringing a child to a funeral … Continue reading

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What is an Undertaker? An Interview with Patrick McNally: Part Two

Patrick McNally shares his insights on ritual, art and funerals

Today SevenPonds speaks with Patrick McNally, the inspired real-life funeral director behind the blog The Daily Undertaker, which explores ritual and art surrounding death and dying. In this second part of our two-part interview, Patrick discusses the significance of ritual and how … Continue reading

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“I’m always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I’m listening to it.”

- George Carlin
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Emma Kisiel Views Death Through an Unusual Lens

The photographer's At Rest series explores the uniquely human need for funerals

Imagine stopping at the side of the road to give a dead possum a funeral, complete with flowers and stones marking the burial site. Most of us would likely cringe at the thought, but photographer Emma Kisiel has made it … Continue reading

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