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

Given the choice…

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life

Kenneth McKenzie Columnist Isn’t it scary working in a funeral home around all those “dead people?” I don’t know how many times I, or anyone who works with me, is asked this question. The simple answer is just this…no! Between the living and the dead, I would choose the dead to work with rather than the living.

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Answers to questions you were dying to ask

July 5th, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life

Kenneth McKenzie Columnist Last month I opened the floor for anyone that had questions or comments about my monthly column. You really surprised me with some interesting issues.   Sandy P.  Why do you funeral directors all seem to be tall? 

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It’s just birth…in reverse

May 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · It's a Matter of Life

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 […]

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Handling a delicate form of cargo

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 […]

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Doing it before it’s too late

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 […]

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