Charles Cowling
Today’s homegoing song — another winter warmer.   Your tears are just temporary relief. Your tears are just a release of the pain, sorrow, grief. Your tears are expressions that can’t controlled. A little crying out is alright, but after awhile you won’t have to cry no more; don’t you
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  Undertaker Rupert Callender in Totnes is appealing to his fellow townspeople to turn out to help carry the coffin of a homeless man, Michael Gething, through the streets to his funeral — and then on to the burying ground at Follaton, just outside the town.  Rupert Callender said: “The
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  To see the coffin, click here
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    Hat tip to Tim Whittingham
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  It’s been quiet for many undertakers and celebrants recently (though not in Scotland, our Caledonian agent tells us). Don’t despair! Hat-tip to Vale
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  To Hereford for the inaugural meeting of the newly-formed Guild Of Outstanding Funeral Staff, an invitation-only body of elite funeral service professionals dedicated to restoring rigour to funerals. The Guild stands in opposition to what it identifies as the ‘beeline to blandness’ being pursued by funeral directors and celebrants
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  November is the deadliest month (after Dec, Jan and Feb). Ain’t much praisin’ to be done, you may feel. How wrong you are. Hearken unto Hezekiah and the guys and gals of the Love and Fellowship Choir as they welcome the prospect of bidding “good bye to the troubles
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  Invitation to Launch pdf — click to download. 
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Who are these people? Find out here. “These pink blazers show the insidious creep of cause marketing. Chicken buckets, perfume and now your friendly neighborhood funeral director. It will literally follow us to the grave. How soon before we are offered pink granite headstones with a tasteful (and licensed) ribbon
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  Make something great happen here.