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In our blog, we share resources and information that families in our community can use to cope with their loss or better understand their grief. We also write about ways we have been involved in the community. Check out our latest posts below.
It may seem heretical to say it here in the South, but funeral food – that reflexive response to tragic news – can have a downside. Especially in small towns and rural communities, taking sliced ham, deviled eggs (“stuffed” eggs in some locales), potato salad, green-bean casseroles, pimiento cheese sandwiches, pecan pie, and the like […]Continue Reading
Even with the best of intentions, it’s easy to say something that could be unhelpful – or even downright hurtful – to people who are grieving. Nancy Guthrie’s book, What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts), offers some safe ground. Her insights come from being that grieving person […]Continue Reading
It isn’t every funeral in which the guest of honor is reposed in an old-fashioned, six-sided coffin, surrounded by the equipment and tools that were the focus of his life’s work. But when Mr. Young Roosevelt “Rosie” Busby’s family decided to host his memorial service in the workshop adjacent to his Abbeville home, they […]Continue Reading
In What Grieving People Wish You Knew About What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts), Nancy Guthrie offers insights gained from the loss of two children from genetic disease and the work she and her husband have done since with other grieving couples. In the previous blog, we looked at some basics – that being […]Continue Reading
“What do I say?” It’s a common question – a common fear, really – when someone we know has lost a loved one. The fear of not knowing how to approach a grieving person can plague even normally talkative folks. Some people are so nervous about it that they avoid visitations and funerals altogether. Nancy […]Continue Reading