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….

TV Funeral

“Attending” a Tearful TV Funeral

I’ve “attended” a funeral from afar before – Princess Di, President Reagan, probably some others. But today’s memorial service for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in Yarnell,…

The Minister Didn’t Show So I Did It

Due to a scheduling snafu, the minister didn’t show for my father’s funeral, which was last month. I’d already planned to eulogize him. Fortunately, I had prepared additional “optional”…