Travel To Not Let Life Escape Us

Posted on March 19, 2016 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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“We travel not to escape life, but to not let life escape us.“ I read this saying on a plaque on a recent trip.  I realized how right it was.   Time away from our everyday lifestyle often creates the most fond life stories. Many people dream of a trip to some exotic destination during the […]

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Life stories, the best medicine for grief.

Posted on January 15, 2016 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Life Stories help families heal their Grief. I have heard many wonderful life stories as I’ve met with families to plan a meaningful life celebration for a family member.    I ask them to recall their favorite stories and memories about the person who has died.    Recounting these life stories is important because it makes […]

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A Funeral Convention?

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Yes, a funeral convention….. “You mean caskets and parties?”   That is what most people think of when I tell them I am headed for the National Funeral Directors Association convention.  Yes, those are all part of our convention.  But there is much more than meets the eye. It is quite interesting to see the […]

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Funeral Palooza

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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“When I go, I just want my family to have a party.”  I hear that often when I am out and around and folks find out I’m a funeral director.  It sounds good when we are all standing around at the Fourth of July barbecue, but it can come up short when we are really […]

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How will Your Life Story Be Remembered?

Posted on May 9, 2015 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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How do you want to be remembered? Do you want your family and friends to remember you for your great apple pie? How about your great smile and personality? Do you also want them to remember you for the great experiences you shared with friends and family throughout your life? How do you want them […]

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