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Planning that final party, from a funeral to a Celebration of Life; Some Good Ideas

Ebell of Los Angels for a Celebration of Life

Margaret Goldsmith selected the Ebell of Los Angeles as the venue for her celebration of life.

Today I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal titled, Planning That Final Party, Funerals are changing – and people are taking matters into their own hands
The writer talks about her friend Margaret who was battling cancer, and spent hours on the phone with her sister planning every detail of her memorial service. She considered herself the ultimate party planner, and she had some talent in the family with her husband being a cinematographer and her brother-in-law a screenwriter. Continue reading

Memorial Service Today, Might Mean Planning an Estate Sale Tomorrow

Downsizing is never easy but following these 10 steps might make it easier for you or a loved one

If you are planning a memorial service, it’s probably a safe assumption that you’ll be planning an estate sale next. People always ask what they can do to help when someone passes away, while there is a lot to do when planning a funeral, there can be even more work after the service cleaning out their loved one’s residence. In lieu of flowers, perhaps the best gift you could offer would be to assist your friend or family member with an estate sale?

Most of us will die leaving some stuff behind. Some people have closets, attics, trunks, garages and even storage units full of stuff. The question becomes, what do we do with a lifetime of Mom or Dad’s stuff or both their stuff after they’ve passed?

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