Charles Cowling
  Hat tip to Gloria Mundi for this, who adds: “I’d say: Not one for those who think that celebrating a life means skating over grief. Health warning: this song can hurt.”
Charles Cowling
Here’s an extraordinary thing. A funeral director brings the wrong coffin to the crematorium. The crematorium staff spot that it’s the wrong coffin on arrival, and inform the funeral director.  So far, so banal. What happens next? The service goes ahead with the wrong coffin. At the conclusion thereof the
Charles Cowling
  You remember Kathryn’s post here setting out the rules of the Two Things game? Here’s how it goes: For every subject, there are only two things you really need to know.  Everything else is the application of these two things, or just not important.  Example:  The Two Things about Arranging
Charles Cowling
      “It is hard to have patience with people who say… ‘Death doesn’t matter.’ There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever where to buy generic cialis forum happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t
Charles Cowling
  Oh, young fellows, do take warning While you this tale I tell I tell it from a heart that’s sad and sore Come and learn from me a lesson As I have learned it well From the crepe upon the little cabin door Oh, I left my home and
Charles Cowling
  Muffle the bell, our ‘Nellie’s dying, soon she’ll close her soft blue eyes; Kiss her pale lips now sweetly parted, kiss our darling e’er she dies; How we’ll miss her little footsteps, and her voice we loved so dear. Kiss our sweet darling, kiss her gently, e’er the angel
Charles Cowling
  Bouquet of Violets by Edouard Manet   Posted by Kathryn Edwards   AT no time does solemnity so possess our souls as when we stand deserted at the brink of darkness into which our loved one has gone. And the last place in the world where we would look for