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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.

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Well, then, what SHOULD I say?

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Errol Castens | Leave a comment
Posted under Community, Grief, People

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 […]

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‘Rosie’ Busby was remembered as he lived

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Errol Castens | 2 Comments
Posted under Community, Grief, People, Planning

  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 […]

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What Not to Say to Grieving People

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Errol Castens | Leave a comment
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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 […]

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What Grieving People Wish You Knew

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Errol Castens | 2 Comments
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“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 […]

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Save your family grief: Plan your funeral now

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Errol Castens | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief, Planning

Much as you might like to spare your loved ones pain and trouble, the days following your death will be exceedingly difficult for them. There’s one thing you can do, though, to make even that painful time significantly less stressful: Plan your funeral now. (A convenient way is to click on our pre-planning form.) Even […]

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