Amanda Lewis with her Dad Harry Stamps. What a great final tribute she paid to him
When it came time to write her father’s obituary, Amanda Lewis said, “I don’t understand why people do a résumé for an obituary. It never captures the spirit of the person. My dad had such a big spirit. He had such a big personality. And I didn’t think listing where he went to college and his résumé would do him justice. I liked the idea of setting it up as kind of a contrast where at first you think it’ll be a pretentious obituary — everyone’s great when they die in an obituary — and then I tried to use what would have been his sense of humor to describe my dad. And clearly it worked. I was pleased with it.”
Here’s how it started:
“Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013.” Continue reading
It’s so common now for people to write, “In lieu of flowers….” Let’s not get rid of flowers all together, instead consider this DIY option. Continue reading
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Wondering what to do with children at the memorial service, funeral or life celebration that you are planning? Grief experts have found that children process their feeling and emotions through art. Provide paper, markers, and a table and chairs for children to draw while the service is taking place.
Experts have found that children express their grief through art. Arrange a table at the celebration of life for the kids to draw pictures.