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Officer Is Superhero At 5-Year-Old Boy’s Funeral http://po.st/CifCz6 via @Reshareworthy

Jessica Mitford, onetime “queen of the Muckrakers,” blew the lid off the overpriced casket and funeral industry in the early 1960s with “The American Way of Death.” For a while, people were requesting funerals in the “Mitford style” and a “Jessica Mitford” casket — the cheapest available. This 1979 collection includes some of her best investigative journalism and commentary on how she did it. (Mitford died in 1996). The book is a great primer on how think about reporting in a way that makes…

Jessica Mitford, onetime “queen of the Muckrakers,” blew the lid off the overpriced casket and funeral industry in the early 1960s with “The American Way of Death.” For a while, people were requesting funerals in the “Mitford style” and a “Jessica Mitford” casket — the cheapest available. This 1979 collection includes some of her best investigative journalism and commentary on how she did it. (Mitford died in 1996). The book is a great primer on how think about reporting in a way that makes…

I went to a funeral last week. It was a sobering start to a new year. He was a young man, 53, leaving a wife and two young children behind him. I hadn’t met him, but his brother is a good friend of mine. There is something about funerals. They seem to be able to blow everything out of your life apart from the bare essentials. Living and dying. As I sat in the church the irony of having just started a new year full of hope and optimism to now being at the funeral of a 53 year old man was not…

I went to a funeral last week. It was a sobering start to a new year. He was a young man, 53, leaving a wife and two young children behind him. I hadn’t met him, but his brother is a good friend of mine. There is something about funerals. They seem to be able to blow everything out of your life apart from the bare essentials. Living and dying. As I sat in the church the irony of having just started a new year full of hope and optimism to now being at the funeral of a 53 year old man was not…

It’s easy to get lost in the humdrum of daily life because it feels like we have all the time in the world—but we don’t. Our time is limited and it can sometimes take advice from someone who’s running out of time to help remind us

It’s easy to get lost in the humdrum of daily life because it feels like we have all the time in the world—but we don’t. Our time is limited and it can sometimes take advice from someone who’s running out of time to help remind us

I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion. The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least…

I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion. The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least…

From the depths of old internet comments comes this incredible gem of a story regarding grief.

From the depths of old internet comments comes this incredible gem of a story regarding grief.

Powerful Advice From a Dying Man - http://themindsjournal.com/advice-from-dying-man/

Powerful Advice From a Dying Man - http://themindsjournal.com/advice-from-dying-man/

Don’t come to my funeral to show how much you cared about me. Show how much you care about me now… while I’m alive.

Don’t come to my funeral to show how much you cared about me. Show how much you care about me now… while I’m alive.

When I was 10 years old my best friend past away. This was a poem in her funeral pamphlet. Without it, I would have given up a long time ago. Please share it with others. -Alex McGrane

When I was 10 years old my best friend past away. This was a poem in her funeral pamphlet. Without it, I would have given up a long time ago. Please share it with others. -Alex McGrane

via Reddit: "I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s pe...

via Reddit: "I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s pe...

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