Tag Archives: Traditions

A Father Creates a New Tradition in Memory of His Late Wife

Dennis Cosgrove honors his young wife's love of Christmas two years after her sudden death

This Christmas, Dennis Cosgrove is remembering his late wife, Megan, in a very special way. After two difficult years of mourning, he is bringing out the Christmas tree that Megan used to decorate every year with her mother and starting … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Seeds of Solace – A Twist on Tradition

A memorial service idea that will remind loved ones of the ever-changing nature of grief

Our Tip of the Week: When friends and extended family come to pay respect to the departed, they often arrive at the service bearing flowers. While this is a thoughtful gesture, both a nod to tradition and a lovely gift, … Continue reading

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Tolkotin Native Americans: Rituals for the End of Life and Burial

Why Native American traditions for death and dying captivated early explorers.

North America, circa 1831: Irishman Ross Cox had long braved his emigration to America and finally published Adventures on the Columbia River. The early explorer’s book is integral to our understanding of the era, and not just because it informs … Continue reading

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