Natural, aka green burials are becoming popular with environmentalists who want to be buried without the chemicals or metal coffins. In regular burials, bodies are embalmed and preserved with chemicals. They are then placed in non-biodegradable coffins lined with cloth.
Elaborate Cemetery Mausoleums are Back in Style
If you ever get the chance to walk through one of the historical garden cemeteries like Laurel Hill in Philly or Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, you’ll find all sorts of elaborate mausoleums and memorials. But some time ago, that went out of fashion for simpler tombstones.
Humorous Links on Death: Death Clock, Find a Death, and The Dead Pool
The internet has all kinds of bizarre sites on death. For instance, The Death Clock, an internet site that will tell you how long you have left, down to the second. Of course, it’s all in good humor based on averages – type in your age, sex, outlook on life, BMI, and whether or not […]
Death and Dying: The Widower Effect
A new study by Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania reports that people who have lost a spouse within the last 30 days are significantly more likely to die. The study followed more than 518,000 couples older than 65.
Writing and Presenting a Eulogy
So you’ve been asked to present a eulogy or you feel you just want to. It’s quite a responsibility, to say just the right thing in just the right way. If you were close to the deceased, it’s that much more difficult, given the emotional ties. The purpose of this article is to familiarize you […]