Last month I shared information about our participation in “Have the Talk of A Lifetime”,a national effort to encourage families to have conversations about life and what matters most. Although we may know about some of the big moments in the lives of our loved ones,we may not know [...]
People talk about many things with their loved ones:from day-to-day detail to big events. Sharing stories with those who matter most isn’t just important today;it will be especially significant when it’s time to commemorate a life. Metcalf Mortuary is proud to announce its participation in “Have the Talk of [...]
Issue 30 &31.13
The younger generation’s (X-Y) trend of avoiding talking on the phone has spread to employees and managers of all ages. It started with email and now with smartphones.
Texting has replaced leaving voicemails and conversations now take place with our phone or fingers. Calling someone is rare in how [...]
I appreciated and was intrigued by a commercial that aired recently. A long-time hometown experienced reputable barber noticed a new store opening up across and down the street from his shop. Despite his decades of vested interest in his shop and in the community,the new salon had attracted some of [...]
Funerals are a difficult time,regardless of your relationship with the person who has died. Funerals aren’t what they were a decade ago,however. Increasingly personal and unique,with an increase in non-traditional funeral services,it is oftentimes challenging to determine what or isn’t appropriate,from how to express grief to [...]
Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience. The powerful,complex,and conflicting emotions that survivors struggle with often leave a person feeling alone and helpless. Understanding the basic elements of grief and learning key coping skills can help individuals heal and move forward after their loss.
There is no [...]
A funeral can be as unique as the individual being remembered. Even while adhering to traditions and ceremony,a funeral service should reflect personal values,interest and experiences –all the things that formed the rich tapestry of a life worth celebrating.
A meaningful funeral service is also an essential element [...]
There are many decisions to make following the death of a loved one. Consider the following five questions: If my death occurred tomorrow –Who would be responsible to arrange my funeral? What type of funeral or services would I request? How much would I expect my funeral to cost? Where would [...]
Viewing a deceased loved one is psychologically important to survivors,especially those close to the deceased. American society at times wants to pull a veil of denial across the sight of the deceased loved ones. We tell ourselves we want [...]