Charles Cowling
Lovely man, Jake. Don’t know him? More info here
Charles Cowling
I love this mission statement from Batesville, the big boy of US box manufacturers—the corp which coffined Michael Jackson: “At Batesville Casket Company, our mission is to assist funeral homes in creating meaningful funerals that help families honor the lives of those they love. We do this by providing superior
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Very nice story of the heartwarmingest sort here.
Charles Cowling
The natural death movement in the UK was pioneered by the good old Natural Death Centre. Its philosophy grew out of the natural childbirth movement and its principles are broadly the same. It believes that by taking control and keeping interventions by strangers to a minimum, we improve the quality
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This is a guest post from Jonathan Taylor, an independent funeral celebrant in Totnes and occasional funeral arranger and conductor for green fuse. He is a regular commenter on this blog. I’m in turmoil. My son’s girlfriend’s sister died this afternoon at 4.30. She was hit by a busabout ten
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My thanks to Melissa Stewart of Native Woodland Natural Burial for this delicious pic (click it to make it bigger) of reindeer at the natural burial ground at Usk Castle Chase. “So much prettier than headstones!” she says. And I have to confess to a weakness to that line of
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/homefunerals/3522283997/ Time was, when life was hard, death wasn’t so bad, especially if you believed, as so many did, that your recompense for a life of unrelieved misery and privation here below was the reward of unlimited bliss up there. The prospect of paradise makes a lot of sense when
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Interesting series of photos from the Guardian taking you inside the Dignitas operation. See them here.
Charles Cowling
I was interviewed the other day by Margaret Holloway of Hull University. She and her team are researching spirituality in modern funerals. Updates on their research were posted on their website, but they’ve mysteriously vanished. She raised what seems to her to be the curious practice of conducting the committal
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Some good and inspiring home funeral stories here.