We lost Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher the wonderful mother and daughter Hollywood duo within a day of each other. Their private and public funeral services contained some creative life celebration ideas to commemorate their remarkable lives that might inspire you.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, what a mother-daughter force!
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When we think of New Orleans we think of a party. They have a tradition in New Orleans that you may want to emulate; it’s called a Jazz Funeral and a second line parade. To celebrate their loved ones departure it’s popular to have what’s called a Jazz Funeral and when community members join in it’s called a second line parade or if you are the person joining in you are a “second liner”.
It’s customary to carry a portrait of the deceased in a second line. What a great way to celebrate life!
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Writer Anna Dewdney asks people to celebrate her life by reading a book to a child.
One of the glaring changes in the end of life arena is the change in emphasis from whether to bury or cremate to how to create a legacy.
Before the 1975 only 6% of the US population was cremated, but today it’s about 45%. With the emphasis being less about caskets, body viewing, tombstones and buying a grave site, the new focus is how to create a legacy. I’m seeing baby boomers in some way, even a small way, wanting to leave a mark on the people who knew them and perhaps even those who didn’t. Continue reading