Kenneth McKenzie Columnist I was driving around a couple of weekends ago, doing my normal thing: yard sales and estate sales. I watch like a hawk for signs written on florescent-green paper or hand-written cardboard signs steering people toward unfound treasures. While driving, I saw a sign way up in the distance. The sign looked […]
Entries Tagged as 'It’s a Matter of Life'
April 9th, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist I received a call a few days ago from a woman while she was reading the daily obituaries. She told me, “I have a very strange question.” I told her that I had heard it all. “Well then, first of all I check the obituaries every morning to make sure my name […]
March 1st, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist Last night I conducted a funeral service here at the mortuary chapel. The services were for a man who had died unexpectedly. At his service, many family members, friends and neighbors stood up and shared a personal story or memory. It was then that I realized that this service was very similar […]
February 8th, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist On the average, I meet with 1,100 families a year here at the mortuary. I would guesstimate 50 percent of those people I meet with have already purchased cemetery property. I would say a good 25 percent of those people have now decided to cremate and not utilize the grave(s) previously purchased. […]
January 11th, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life
Kenneth McKenzie Columnist One of the considerations that comes up when a loved one passes is what is involved with the cremation process. These “true or false” questions may help you understand this option. True or false? The cremation process takes four to six hours.