Ken McKenzie Columnist When we physically lose our mothers to death, our normal daily routines are uprooted and redirected forever. When Mother’s Day comes around, it can make the formerly anticipated holiday feared. Just a few years ago, the holiday for me meant watching others take their mothers to a brunch, a picnic in a […]
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February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist When completing tasks around the mortuary, it is not unusual for me to blurt out something to an apprentice such as “get me a church truck.” Typically, I can overlook the fact that a new apprentice would have no idea of what I am talking about. A church truck is a wheeled […]
December 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenze Columnist I was reaching the age when I was beginning to doubt that Santa Claus was real. It was the day before Christmas Eve, and since our entire family would be joining us at our house for Christmas Day, there were plenty of chores for each of us to do. My brother and […]
November 8th, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist It seems like just a week ago that we put away our fancy linens, fine china and turkey platter, but once again, it’s that time of year.
October 4th, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist By making your own arrangements in advance, you take away the guesswork for your family, with what you want or do not want. Pre-planning will help keep your family in emotional check, by helping them not to overspend when they are upset. By pre-planning and pre-paying, your wishes are locked in place, […]