It’s a Funeral … Go Ahead and CRY

Posted on April 7, 2022 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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Should Americans get more comfortable with tears? When it comes to funerals Americans can sometimes feel uncomfortable both shedding tears or observing their flow from a fellow mourner. Perhaps you have attended a funeral and noticed those who need to weep often leave the room? They retire to the restroom or go outside for a […]

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Too Little Too Late – A Memorial Gone Wrong

Posted on March 12, 2022 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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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 offer her […]

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Cremation Society or Funeral Home

Posted on January 13, 2022 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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Cremation, like electric cars and cell phones is here to stay. For some people cremation is part of their religious practice. For other people, cremation just feels right for them.  The big question is who should help you with your cremation, a society or a funeral director?   Cremation Societies specialize in what is called […]

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Nice Looking Funeral Home Doesn’t Mean Expensive

Posted on December 17, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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It’s not unusual for your local hometown funeral home to look better than your own home. However, that neatly mowed lawn and manicured landscape doesn’t mean expensive or out of reach. What it does mean is the people who work there pay attention to details, they care about the quality of their work, and they […]

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Leaving Something in the Casket

Posted on November 19, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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The practice of sending a deceased loved one off with objects from this earthly life is as old as mankind. Ancient Egyptians believed when a person died, they passed into “the afterlife.” Burial goods paralleled objects used in life because it was believed these same objects would be needed in the afterlife. Burial goods included […]

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