August 3 2015

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, August 3, 2015


This month I want to talk about what funerals are and why they are so important. First of all, what is a funeral?  In their book, The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care, Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch describe the funeral as the caring for and movement of the body to its final disposition.  In other words, the funeral begins when the person dies and ends when their body has reached its final resting place.   When looked at this way the question isn’t whether the body will be at the funeral, the question is will you?

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