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Entries Tagged as 'It’s a Matter of Life'

A Matter of Life Mortuary vocabulary 101

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 […]

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Giving Santa the boot

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 […]

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A Matter of Life: Making room at your Thanksgiving table

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.

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Pre-planning and pre-paying are the way to go

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, […]

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Old mortuary stories debunked

September 13th, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life

Kenneth McKenzie Columnist No matter where I go, and someone finds out what I do for a living, there is always this story shared with me: Yeah, my uncle worked at a funeral home when he was in college, and it was his job to close up the funeral home at night and do the cleanup and vacuuming, etc. […]

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