Writing a Thank You Note

What to Say In a Thank You Note

Wondering what to write in your thank you notes after the funeral? All you need to write is a simple sentence or two. Write your message in preprinted sympathy cards (add your note along with the printed sentiment), or purchase blank note cards. It’s always good etiquette to say something sincere and personal. Feel free to use these phrases as a starting point: Top Tips

TV Body Count Study

TV to Die For: A Ranking of TV Shows by Dead Bodies Is death entertaining? Is our popular culture obsessed with death? How do portrayals of death affect the popularity of entertainment programs? Who is most likely to be drawn to death-oriented programs?

A Buddhist View of Death

Buddhism: A Snapshot A philosophy and a way of life Practiced in Eastern civilization for more than 2500 years Fourth-largest religion in the world with almost 400 million adherents Does not promote worship of a deity Promotes enlightenment and moral virtue

Steve Irwin’s Eulogy

My Daddy was my hero – he was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things, but most of all he was fun. I know that Daddy had an important job. He was working to change the world so everyone would love wildlife like he did. He built a hospital to help animals and he bought lots of land to give animals a safe place to live. He took me and my brother and my Mum with him all the time.

Steve Irwin’s Eulogy

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Father Mychal Judge’s Eulogy

On 9/11, the beloved New York priest was one of the first to die. After all that has been written about Father Mychal Judge in the newspapers, after all that has been spoken about him on television, the compliments, the accolades, the great tribute that was given to him last night at the Wake Service, I stand in front of you and honestly feel that the homilist at Mother Teresa’s funeral had it easier than I do. We Franciscans have very many traditions. You, who know us, know that some are odd, some are good. I don't know what category this one fills.

President Gerald R. Ford’s Eulogy

Mrs. Ford, members of the Ford family, President and Mrs. Bush, Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, President and Mrs. Bush, President and Mrs. Carter, President and Mrs. Clinton, distinguished guests, my fellow Americans; it's a great privilege and an honor for me to be here. For the past week, we have been hearing the familiar lyrics of the hymns to the passing of a famous man, the hosannas to his decency, his honesty, his modesty and his steady-as-she-goes qualities. It's what we've come to expect on these occasions.

Famous Eulogies

U.S. Leaders President John F. Kennedy's Funeral Eulogy by Senator Jacob Javits at a Senate Memorial Service President Ronald Reagan's Eulogy presented by President Bush President Gerald R. Ford's Eulogy presented by Tom Brokaw Edward (Ted) Kennedy's Eulogy presented by President Obama

Your Digital Assets: Will Your Digital Legacy Live On After You’re Gone?

Many of us now rely heavily on technology to maintain our day-to-day affairs. Facebook, Pinterest, Ebay, PayPal, Etsy, online banking and email--these services are all part of our digital legacy. Even the most casual computer user has a surprising amount of electronic information stored on their computer and on the web. The trouble is, privacy laws and restrictions on terms of services for many of the most popular online services such as Google and Amazon prevent our loved ones from accessing our information once we are gone.

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