Category Archives: 25 blogs

Life Is Short

Life is short and dead is for a very long time. I have debated a week as to whether or not to tell this story as I do not want people to feel sorry for me, nor do I want … Continue reading

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A Short Week . . .

A short week. . . but I already feel like the coyote. Who needs sleep? Beep-Beep.

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More Today Than Ever

“Today we need a nation of minute men; men who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life.” -President John F Kennedy, 1961 …and … Continue reading

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See You Later

Alligators can live up to 100 years which is why there is a increased chance that you will see them later. Which reminds me of this song by the sons of Spartanburg County, SC, The Marshall Tucker Band….See You Later, … Continue reading

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What Changed?

Young men used to lie about their age so they could go fight for their country. Now, cartoons & tweets hurt their feelings! What changed?  

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Frank Nails It.

Frank Zappa (1940-1993) was a brilliant composer and musician.  While he often went to the edge of propriety with some of his works, (but also composed symphonies)  no one who followed his career would say he was anything less than … Continue reading

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It Was A Simpler Time, (Sigh)

We learned this week of the death of Tony Dow (aka Wally Cleaver). I stumbled on this skit from SNL with Bill Murray, Wally & “The Beave” All the memories come flooding back as Bill filled in for Ward Cleaver. … Continue reading

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#TBT, How It All Began

A nice coincidence. It was 48 years ago tomorow, on August 5, 1974, when I decided I was probably going to become a funeral director. After marrying my wife, It was the best decision I ever made. I know that … Continue reading

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Gettin Closer

I woke up this morning and found this gem from Colleen Brown in my daily feed.           The full post can be found here. I needed to be reminded of this on this Friday morning. Maybe … Continue reading

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A Lesson To Remember

I first learned this lesson way back in 1984 when I took a class for funeral directors called “Life Appreciation Training”   I could write for hours about the impact that the late Bill Bates, founder of the training, had on … Continue reading

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