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3 Cool Funeral Ideas

Are you looking for some cool funeral ideas that will turn the funeral you are planning into a memorable celebration of life?

1. Use Memory Stones to Create a Special Tribute

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Cool Funeral idea, have guests write a tribute on memory stones

Use memory stones as a guest book. At the memorial service friends and family are invited to write on the memory stones. You can then keep the stones and remember the tributes people made to your loved one.  The memory stones would be nice to add to the base of a plant in your home or garden. It’s a beautiful way to keep the memory of the departed alive. You can find memorial memory stones here. Continue reading

Eulogy for Father From Son of Stephen Furst

Eulogy for father from son of Stephen Furst

Stephen Furst as “Flounder” in Animal House

If you’ve ever seen Animal House, you will surely remember Stephen Furst who played “Flounder”.   Stephen passed away on June 17, 2017 from complications from diabetes at only 63 years old.

I was touched by what his sons Nathan and Griffith posted on Facebook about their father.

“Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments, he was known to the world as [a] brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends, he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing. To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment. He intensely believed that [laughter] is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now. Continue reading

Unique Celebration of Life Ideas from Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynold’s Funeral Services

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.

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, what a mother-daughter force!

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Celebrating Jesse Valadez’s Passion, A Fitting Send Off

Armando Valadez Kisses Jesse Valadez's Casket

Armando Valadez kisses the casket of his brother Jesse Valadez at the Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif.

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” Hebbel

I read today that Jesse Valadez passed away.  Though I never had the chance to meet him, my guess is if I had, I would quickly have known what his passion was…  lowriding cars. Continue reading