M-Rebeiro @m-rebeiro ?

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  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: I Leave Everything to… My Pet   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Though you technically can’t leave money to your pet in a will you can set up a trust fund for their care. With family pets increasingly being treated as members of the family, some people have had the idea to leave their pets a little something in their wills. It could be something simple, like [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Still Toasting Jack Daniel   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Jack Daniel’s grave in the Lynchburg Cemetery. The chairs are for the ladies. Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was a famous distiller known to this day for his company’s whiskey. He was born in 1850 in Lynchburg, Tennessee, a small town in a county that is, ironically, dry despite the location of the distillery. In a [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail IZ started playing music with his brother at 11 years and formed his first band in when he was 17. Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole was a Hawaiian musician best known for his 1993 album Facing Future and the cover medley of Over the Rainbow and What A Wonderful World which was his most most popular song. Named one of the most [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Shrouded in Mystery   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth that bears an image that is generally believed to be that of Jesus Christ. It’s name is derived from the fact that it has been kept in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy for more than 600 years. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Twelve Breaths: Lessons from the End of Life   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Twelve breaths per minute is the respiratory rate of an adult at rest and is used in the title of the book edited by Lee Gutkind. Near the end of someone’s life, many decisions need to be made by their family and friends as well as health care providers. Many of these choices are not [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Tomb of the Giants   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The S’Ena e Tomes found in Dorgali is one of the largest and best preserved Giants’ Tombs. The Giants’ Tombs are an archaeological phenomenon present on the island of Sardinia in Italy. Over 320 of these tombs have been discovered and many are undergoing preservation. The tombs were built by the Nuraghic people who lived [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: The Flying Tailor   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Franz Reichelt was an Austrian-born French inventor and tailor who was to become a great parachuting pioneer. Reichelt had been obsessed with the idea of developing a suit that would itself convert into a parachute upon jumping and had been relentlessly testing mostly successful prototypes with dummies. At the time there was no parachute that [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Handling Your Digital Presence After Death   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In a less digital age, communication between people happened mostly on a local level. Sure, there were likely business contacts and far-away family you kept in touch with but an obituary was enough to alert a good 90% of people you knew of your death. In an age where more and more friendships are made [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Urns Are Getting Personal   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Personal urns to store ashes have been around since at least the 1600s as a compact dedication to a deceased loved one. One company has found a way to make these memorials a little more personal than a fancy urn but the resulting product can be a little unsettling. Give them a few pictures of [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: A Shotgun Funeral   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Mr. Booth was a vintage gun specialist for Sotheby’s in London. Although he passed away and was cremated in 2002, he was only given his unique sendoff and tribute two years later when his wife decided to mix his ashes with traditional shot and go hunting. A total of 275 12-bore cartridges were produced from [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: An Unfortunate Snort   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In late 2010 a group of burglars stole several valuable items from a woman’s home in Florida including electronic equipment, jewellery and an urn with a fine white powder which they mistook for cocaine or heroin because everyone keeps their hard drugs in an urn. When they tried to snort the powder, they got the [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Organ Donation   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Organ donation is defined as being the “donation of biological tissue or organ from a human body to a living recipient requiring a transplant”. Quite simply, the donor has their medical and social background checked and organs are surgically removed if they are deemed suitable. The nature of this procedure gives it a complicated history [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: An Uncautious Auction   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Being cautious of people you meet online is a good strategy to keep in this age of increased digitization of our lives. This is definitely relevant for Zhu Caoyuan, who was killed by fellow Shanghai Legend of Mir player Qiu Chengwei in a dispute over an in-game item in 2005. Qiu lent Zhu an extremely rare [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Presumed Organ Donation   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Many people feel that this law will actually see the government using people. Organ donation in the United States and most of the world operates on a specific policy that requires an opt-in from the donor at some point prior to death. This procedure, marked on a specific donor card or on the driver’s license, [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Ashes to Ink   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail There have been no studies, as yet, on the safety of this relatively new trend. What is recommended is to sterilize the cremated ashes after first grinding them to a fine powder. Losing a child is always a tragic event in one’s life. Some pay tribute to their lost children in various ways, such as [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Graveside Funeral Robbery   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail After the already painful loss of a family member, mourners at a Milton, Florida cemetery had an extra dose of tragedy in early August of 2011 when a burglar broke into their cars and left with valuables. Many of the cars were unlocked, but several had their front windows broken from forced entry. Mourners for [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Funeral Processions   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Laws for funeral processions differ by country, and by province or state within the country. Below is a list of the most general rules of funeral processions. * All vehicles traveling in a funeral procession must be accompanied by a licensed escort. Police were formerly common, but it is now not often in the budget . Usually [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Wicca and Death   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The Wheel represents the constant movement and change of life. We are set upon the wheel at birth and continually move forward learning lessons and testing ourselves for spiritual development and enlightenment until our death when the wheel stops turning. The Wiccan religion is a branch of neo-paganism, a duotheistic religion which focuses on a [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Jazzy Farewell for George Melly   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail When “Good-time” George Melly died in 2007, a conventional funeral was out of the question. The English jazz musician’s sendoff, despite being in England borrowed several traditions more commonly used at a funeral in New Orleans. Melly’s body was held in a cardboard coffin adorned with photos, doodles and messages from friends and family. The [...]

  • M-Rebeiro wrote a new blog post: Airline Shuffle of the Dead   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Two women were arrested in April 2010 when they attempted to board a dead relative onto a plane in Liverpool. Staff became suspicious when the widow and step-daughter of 91-year-old Curt Willi Jarant tried to check him onto a flight to Berlin. The pair told authorities they believed he was asleep, which would be reasonable [...]

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