Flowers and Funerals

Flowers and Funerals

Posted on May 7, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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What’s the story behind flowers at a funeral? Well, back in the day before funeral directors perfected the art and science of embalming, flowers were used to mask the odor of the body. In modern times flowers are no longer needed to mask unpleasant odors but they have come to be a part of the […]

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What to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

What to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

Posted on April 23, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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What a word! What a concept! What a job! Mother can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adjective. The female parent of a child or children is a mother. A mother can be a leader of a religious group, or even a term used to designate an elder or senior woman. To […]

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Top three priorities for those who are grieving

Top three priorities for those who are grieving

Posted on March 19, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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When a person is in the midst of grief, taking care of themselves can get lost in the mayhem. There really are so many things to do. Eating well, exercise, and even sleep just don’t seem that important. The reality is that grief takes a lot of energy. Self-care might just be the most important […]

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Making the Funeral About the one who Died

Making the Funeral About the one who Died

Posted on February 5, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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A “personalized” funeral is not just for the rich and famous. When someone we love dies, we want to remember that person. We want to celebrate the life that was lived. A life story does not have to have a dramatic plot twist or culminate in fame and riches to be worthy of remembrance. So, […]

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Why don’t we celebrate life while the person is alive?

Why don’t we celebrate life while the person is alive?

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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Interesting question, isn’t it? The person asking the question had recently attended what he described as a “fabulous funeral.” Turns out the funeral was billed as a celebration of life. Our questioner, Mark, attended because the person who died was the mother of a co-worker he had worked with for more than 30 years. Mark […]

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