Funeral Stories

Buddhist Service Story

I work at a mortuary and cemetery and had a Buddhist funeral and casket burial. they selected white-winged dove stationary (normally Christian) but that is what they wanted for…

Funeral Stories

My First Funeral

My first funeral was in 2015 when I lost my grandmother. Not only was this my first funeral it was also my first real loss of a family member….

Billed for 2nd interment

2nd interment question

Recently my grandmother passed and the funeral and service went well. 5 years prior my father passed away and was cremated. Me and my siblings had not decided on…

Anetdotes at Arrangements

Antedotes for Arrangements

My cousin and I helped my Aunt shop for an outfit for our Grandmother to be laid out in. We picked out a beautiful purple (Grandma’s favorite color) dress,…

I Wish Mom Planned

I wish my mom had planned

When my mom passed recently she left behind no instructions on how she wanted to be buried, what she wanted the memorial to be like, or how she wanted…

Awkward Funeral

The Past surfaced at the Repast

My husband has a large and “interesting” family. Their custom is to hold a large repast after the funeral. This normally makes for a festive event with lots of…