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  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: George Lindsey – Salt of the Earth   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail At the age of ten George Lindsey decided he was going to be famous and he spent his next 73 years working to become just that. Lindsey was born December 17th, 1928, was the only child of parents George and Alice Lindsey and grew up in a lower class neighborhood in Fairfield Alabama. He graduated from [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: U.S. Veteran’s Death Benefits   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail After 1865 an archived record of the benefits awarded to injured soldiers and veterans of the American Civil war was established. After they retire U.S. Military personnel receive death benefits that would otherwise be unavailable to civilians. Other benefits received consist of retirement compensation, educational reimbursement and access to substitutionary insurance. Who is eligible to [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Social Support in Hard times on Twitter   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Twitter users reported the death of Whitney Houston 27 minutes before it was reported by mainstream media. Social networking sites have given internet users the ability to publicly express their thoughts and feelings, to announce new events and incidents occurring in their lives and all with a few clacks of your keys and a click [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Ecopod – Respecting the Earth, Shaping the Future   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail When planning your sendoff most people would agree that they would prefer a service that would represent them as they lived their lives. For anyone who spent their life caring for this Earth, doing what they could to reduce their impact on the environment means looking at natural or green burial options. Hazel Selina, the [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Capsula Mundi   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail What if that cemetery full of granite and stone could be replaced by a sacred forest? An Italian company, Capsula Mundi, is working on just that. Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel, both designers, have developed an entirely new casket that promotes the greening of cemeteries. This casket takes on one of nature’s most perfect and [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Ashes to Ashes…   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail As the number of people choosing to be cremated continues to rise, the number of creative options for the spreading of the cremains is also increasing. The alternatives are growing so fast that the U.S. Patent Office has granted over 40 patents concerning human cremains in the past year. Some of the most popular choices [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Fashion Statement: Garments for the Grave   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Many questions arise when you begin to think about your own funeral sendoff. Do I want a traditional service or something more elaborate? Who will attend my funeral? What will I wear? What you wear at your funeral is of great importance to many people; this outfit is one of the last statements you will [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Mitsuo Aoki Lived His Own Dying Twice   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Mitsuo Aoki walks in the garden of his home the year before he died. Mitsuo Aoki died for the first time in 1960 when the car he was a passenger in hit a telephone pole and his body was thrown from the car. Aoki remembered with vivid detail looking down at his lifeless body and [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Regrets of the Dying for the Living   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who has worked in palliative care for years spending her time caring for those people who know their time on this Earth is coming to an end. Bronnie plays an integral part in the last few weeks of people’s lives and they often share many intimate times with Bronnie. [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Flowers are a Part of the Cycle of Life   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Having flowers present at a funeral service is an ancient tradition that has been practised around the world for centuries. Archaeologists have discovered evidence that suggests that even early man had rituals for death. Human remains were found in a cave dating back over 50,000 years ago yet the body was accompanied with food ochre [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Is There Life after Life?   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Being drawn into darkness through a tunnel, at an extremely high speed, until reaching a realm of radiant golden-white light is one of nine elements that generally occur during NDEs according to Dr. Moody. The topic of death is one that is unsettling to many but what of those who have fallen into the grasp [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Are Musicians Making Death Cool?   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail For decades generations of youth have looked to their favorite musicians for the new “cool” up and coming trends. Since the late 60′s to early 80′s the genre of rock/punk has spiralled into a new subculture that truly embraces and idolizes the idea of dying young. For those trying to rebel and be as anti-conformist [...]

  • Thumbnail Some people can’t bear the pain at the death of a pet and are turning to cloning to bring their pet back to life. It is no secret that pets can enhance our lives, they offer uncompromisable companionship, emotional support‚ and unconditional love. The bonds some people develop with their pets can be just as [...]

  • Thumbnail The challenge for many people today is to make death as environmentally friendly as possible. Being environmentally friendly has become a large concern for most of the world’s population. People are beginning to realize that this Earth is not a renewable resource and if we want it to last we must take not only take [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Heaven Begins for Ben Breedlove   6 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Like many 18 year olds of his generation, Ben was an avid Youtube vlogger. Ben and his friends had their own channel and posted videos quite regularly. Many of the videos are light hearted and meant to assist others in their age group with dealing with teenage issues such as long distance relationships etc.. The [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Spending Eternity with your Pet   6 years ago · View

    Thumbnail The practise of being buried with animals is nothing new, it has been a large part of Egyptian burial rituals for centuries.  Egyptians believed that animals shared the same after life as humans, it was very common to be buried with cats, monkeys and birds. In England, warriors of the Anglo-Saxon nobility were buried with [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Celebrating the Life You Lived   6 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Lorna Grant wanted everyone to wear Wellingtons to her funeral in honor of the music festival in England she loved to attend. Lorna Grant made it very clear that she did not want a “boring”, somber funeral, it had to be upbeat and her favorite music was to be played. The 39 year old nurse [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Celebrating Life   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Funeral Celebrants can help you plan a life celebration Everyone’s perception of death is different so it only makes sense that what each person would want for their funeral would be different. More and more people want a life celebration configured specially for them. When you don’t want your funeral to be a sad occasion [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Dying Consciously and Gracefully   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail The Most Excellent Dying of Theodore Jack Heckelman is a film by Nancy Jewel Poer and can be ordered from her website http://www.nancyjewelpoer.com. What would you do if you knew you were not long for this world? How would you prepare yourself for the transition from life to death? Eighty-two year old Theodore Jack Heckelman [...]

  • A-Badgero wrote a new blog post: Identity Theft – 21st Century Grave Robbers   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail In today’s online world, identity theft has become a serious problem. Learn how to protect yourself from fraud. When faced with the death of a loved one, there are many things on your mind… you are planning a funeral, you are grieving and wondering how you will cope with your loss. Most people don’t think [...]

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