Charles Cowling
  When Mishael Porembski lost her husband, she found the steady stream of pot lucks and coffee clubs wasn’t easing the grief. So she decided instead to sweat through her grief by training for an Iron Girl triathlon.  She felt so much better for doing it that she created HOT Widows
Charles Cowling
From the Evening Standard:  Dignity, the funeral care specialist, has again shown there is only one line of work guaranteed to be recession-proof: death. The group increased the number of funerals it performed to 63,200 last year as it benefited from a rise in deaths in Britain to 551,000. This
Charles Cowling
  From the At Least I Have A Brain blog:  Today at Mass  we had an elderly Parishioner to bury, who had no mourners. Not one. Empty pews at the front. It was a stark statement that the little man had been married, had no family, his wife had died,