Category Archives: Rituals and Traditions

Busting Through Life and Death

Anne sits in the upholstered arm-chair in the front row of the visitation room at the local funeral home.  Waiting for the funeral service to begin, she stares at the casket where a cascading blanket of red roses and her … Continue reading

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Lazy Days and Losing the Right Things

Washing on Monday, writing on Wednesday – I don’t make a predetermined schedule for my week, as some of my friends do.  I like being organized; however, and crossing things off of my “to do” list, but I have really lost that ability this … Continue reading

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A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

I saw a Twitter post a few weeks ago about “Selfies” being taken at funerals and I have to admit I panicked thinking that people were somehow including the deceased in the picture. Thank goodness I was wrong – the … Continue reading

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Walking into 2014

Out with the old, in with the new is just one of the many phrases and greetings that are a part of marking time from one year to the next.  We make champagne toasts, blow noise makers and wear party hats … Continue reading

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Remembering Through Rituals and Traditions

Golden apple pie with sauce oozing through the lattice-topped crust; the cinnamon sugar  topping of pistachio nut bread crunching between my teeth; say the words Grandma Helen’s, and I become Pavlov’s dog as I recall her ritual of showing her … Continue reading

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