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  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Digital Pet Cemetery   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Pets are an important part of life, they are our companions, they help relieve stress, and they’re usually just plain adorable. Their passing can be hard on the people who own them, especially since their lifespans are so much shorter than ours. To immortalize the memory of a pet in a cemetery can be important, [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Death Masks   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The Egyptians believed that death masks were constructed to give the dead individual a face in his eternal life. Prior to photography, and dating as far back as the Roman Empire, death masks have been used as the most effective way of capturing, preserving and immortalizing some of history’s most prominent figures. Used as a [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: The Celebration of Life   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Everything in life changes, so why shouldn’t the way we think about death? A Celebration of Life in a modern day funeral makes the grieving process more positive and enjoyable. This is a new way to say goodbye that encourages people to laugh and share fond memories of the people they love. It’s always nice to [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Living after Death   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail While the mistake of a premature obituary or murder by media is often allocated to a lack of source referencing, there are other reasons for this kind of error which include: Brush with death: Brush with death is the event when a person unexpectedly survives a serious illness or accident which made it appear that they [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Do You Dream of Adventure?   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Many of us have some adventurous goals on our own bucket list. Here are some of the most popular. * Break a world record * Experience weightlessness * Extreme skydiving * Go scuba diving * Ride a camel * Ride an elephant * Ride in a helicopter * Ride in a hot air balloon * [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: All Publicity is Good, Except an Obituary Notice   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Obituaries are often confused with death notices. A death notice is the piece of writing you’ll find when checking the news paper for who has died and it is usually brief, paid for and written by a non-professional. Obituaries are longer pieces that tell the story about someone’s life, they are usually written about famous [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Viking Stone Ships   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail These ancient burial grounds were often marked with stones placed firmly into the ground in the shape of a boat. This stone formation, called a stone ship, are primarily found in Denmark and Sweden. Inside the stone ship there may be small stones or they could be cobbled. Buried beneath the surface would be the [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Coffin Academy   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Ready for death? If not, why not try it out at the South Korean Coffin Academy. Jung Joon, 39, operates Coffin Academy, a four hour seminar that costs only $25. During the class, attendees write letters to their loved ones, and their own epitaphs. Finally, those who take part attend their own funeral and are [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: The Bucket List   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred in ‘The Bucket List’. A bucket list is a set of goals you want to accomplish before you die. A good way to start creating your bucket list is by writing down ideas as they come to you. Don’t worry about how many ideas you come up with, write [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Assassination: An Extreme form of Censorship   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail “You know what’s interesting about assassinations,” Comedian George Carlin once said.”Well, not only does it change those popularity polls in a big hurry, but it’s also interesting to notice who it is we assassinate. Ya ever notice who it is we kill? It’s always people who’ve told us to live together in harmony and try [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Grave Robbery   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Grave robbery is the act of uncovering a grave site or tomb to steal artifacts or possessions that were buried with a body. One who engages in this act is known as a grave robber or tomb raider. Grave robbing as a practice has set back the studies of archaeology and art history dozens of [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Zamboni Funeral   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Cliff “Fido” Purpur, a hero in his home town of Grand Forks, ND, was the first North Dakota native to play in the National Hockey League. He started his NHL career with the St. Louis Eagles at a time when there were only six teams in the league, and an American playing on any of [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: A Firefighter’s Funeral   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A last call is often read out over the emergency radio at the funeral. Whispery static and resounding beeps accompany the call that goes unanswered. The funeral of a firefighter is about honoring the contribution and showing gratitude and respect for a fallen hero. When a firefighter dies their family is not left alone to [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Living Funerals   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Living funerals are a celebration of one’s life when someone is close to dying. They are able to assist in the planning process, and because they have more time to plan the process is considerably less stressful. Living funerals are gaining in popularity because the atmosphere is generally a lot lighter than a funeral’s, and [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: The Garden of Statues of Unborn Children   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Parents of stillborn children can leave toys and dress up the statues at this cemetery which can help them through the grieving process. There is a sacred burial ground in Tokyo called the Zojoji Temple. This garden is filled with fantastic statues and gardens. In one particular garden, rows of stone statues stand – these [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Death and Taxes   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail True as it is, that life has no certainties except for death and taxes – but very few understand that often, the two coincide. While Canada has no official death, estate or inheritance taxes, an estate may be faced with large and unexpected tax liabilities and can become overwhelming very easily – especially during a [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Reporting on the Cause of Death   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail After reviewing all the evidence a coroner will release a report outlining the cause of death. After a post-mortem examination has been compiled by a pathologist, a coroner will generate a report, releasing their professional conclusion to the public on the cause of death based on their investigations. The document sums up all relevant data, [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Pre-Need Trust Agreements   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Funeral trust agreements are accounts covered by a monthly payment which is invested in a fund that increases in value over time and is invested in cemetery property or funeral arrangements. With payments going into a trust fund, the money increases in value over time allowing for the investment to keep in relative pace with [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Ease the Burden with Burial Insurance   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail To ease the financial burden of family members from paying for a funeral, people can purchase burial insurance, otherwise known as funeral insurance. With this form of (life) insurance, it is designed to act as a small life insurance policy to help cover the expenses associated with the funeral. With this kind of insurance, it [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: The Word of the Day: Autopsy   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail An autopsy is a medical procedure carried out on the body to determine the cause or manner of death, and to evaluate any disease or injury that the body may have had. It is usually performed by a specialized medical doctor called a pathologist. The English word ‘autopsy’ comes from the Ancient Greek word ‘autopsia’, [...]

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