October 2008 Blog Posts (2)

What Is a Memorial Service?

Q. What’s the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? I plan to attend a memorial service for an old college classmate, but I’ve never been to one before. What should I expect?



A. Memorial services have become more and more common in this country, and in a way are a sign of the times. A memorial service is held without the remains present. Perhaps there are no remains, as in the case of some 9/11 victims or soldiers killed in combat. Or the…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on October 18, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Celebrating Life After Loss

I Count My Blessings


Every Sunday morning our minister starts the service with an introductory phrase followed by, “So let us celebrate!” During the week, when there was something for which Joe was thankful, he would often say, “So let us celebrate,” exactly mimicking the minister’s voice and intonations. It always made me smile. I realize I have not been celebrating my blessings.



I Celebrate My:




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Added by Marta Felber on October 11, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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