Monthly Archives: October 2013

Not a Haunted House!

We see them on TV and in emails from Trip Advisor-The Best Haunted Houses in the Country. Houses all dolled up to be toured for Halloween; guaranteed to scare and terrify.  Well, this is NOT one of them.  This is … Continue reading

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Brakes?

Yesterday I took a friend to the hospital for same day surgery. When we arrived, I pulled the car up to the front door and a young lady assisted my friend into a wheelchair.  She offered to have my car … Continue reading

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Reconnecting

  As the local undertaker, as I am called by some, I am on call 24/7.  I have often said of myself that it’s not that I am unreliable, it’s that I have an unpredictable lifestyle.  Since owning the funeral … Continue reading

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When Words Are Not Enough

  Early in my funeral home owning career, I attended a seminar at our annual New York State Funeral Directors convention whose presenter was another funeral director.  I will never forget him saying that there are very few places that … Continue reading

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A Great Send Off

A Great Send Off When the “Wishes of Nelma K. McLenithan, In case of death” was written on June 14, 2010, Nelma was still a young thing, she was only 97 having been born on August 17, 1912.    Although … Continue reading

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Work-No time for Words

  The past week has brought me four families (actually five if you count the memorial gathering for a friend that I facilitated) to serve and four dead human beings to care for.  That is the work that I do … Continue reading

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The First Sighting

This morning while taking our daily walk at Woodlands Cemetery here in Cambridge, New York, I met a couple from Utah.  They were looking for the headstones of several ancestors.  They had pictures of the headstones but no exact location.  … Continue reading

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