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  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Measuring Life with the Sands of Time   10 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Hourglasses depict the message that “time flies” however an hourglass on its side means that time has stopped. The hourglass remains a symbol of the passing of our lives; serving as a reminder that life is indeed finite and death is certain. Others have referred to the hourglass as a symbol of the present and [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Gladiator Graveyard   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail The earliest Roman gladiator games have been dated to 264 BC. Archaeologists first discovered the cemetery in 1993. Fighters depicted on the tombstones gave it away as a burial ground for gladiators. The discovery of a gladiator graveyard has led to a look back in time to how gladiators lived, fought, and died. The graveyard [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Starry Eyed – James Lick’s Legacy   2 years ago · View

    Thumbnail The Lick Observatory, shown in 1900, was completed in 1888 is still in use to today. It is the final resting place of James Lick, the man who built the observatory. “A telescope superior to and more powerful than any telescope yet made; and also a suitable observatory connected therewith.” – Removed from James Lick’s [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Is Your Fate in Your Hands?   3 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Palmistry is believed to foretell one’s future, from riches to ruins, family life, personal accomplishments and even one’s fate. This practice is found the world over and is alive in different religions and cultures. Take a look at the lines and creases on your hands, each can possibly tell a anecdote or a chapter of [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Locked in Time for 6,000 Years   4 years ago · View

    Thumbnail We all want to be remembered in one way or another but Thornwell Jacobs took the bull by the horns and decided he wanted his time and the time period he lived in and enjoyed to be remembered in a big way. Jacobs was previously the President of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and was [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Funeral Art in Peru   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail The lives of the deceased come to life on tombstones throughout Peru as gravestones and mausoleums here are like no others around the world. For years Peruvians have painted them with images that best portray the lives of the deceased. This funeral art was first practiced south of Lima in Chilca where artists painted westernized [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: The Funeral Movie “Get Low”   4 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail On the silver screen actors portray great characters in stories, including this one of a hermit in the late 1930s who planned his own funeral party so he could be there when it happened. The hermit was Felix Bush Breazeale, 73, who lived in the woods of Rhone County, Tennessee on his own. He adopted [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Shakespeare’s Tragedies   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The epitaph carved into the stone slab covering his grave includes a curse against moving his bones, which was carefully avoided during restoration of the church in 2008. Undoubtedly one of the most renowned writers in history wrote tales that for his time were greatly admired, and even now a fondness for them still resonates [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: One Way Ticket   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Between the rolling slopes and valleys of the Andes in rural Bolivia lies a unique cemetery. Two miles outside of Uyuni located in the southwest of the country, was a booming railway junction with four lines that now is nothing more than abandoned trains rusting under the sun. The railways were built in the late [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Funeral Traditions in Tanzania   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In several African cultures there is no fine line between life and death. Life does not end with death, but it continues outside the body. The dead are said to be closer to God or a supreme being than the living. Funeral rites are about mourning the dead and are also a celebration of life. [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Colors of Mourning   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail As there are many beliefs when it comes to mourning, the colors of mourning are just as vibrant. Black: At Japanese and Buddhist services many will attend in black attire. Bright colors, like reds are inappropriate for any mourning occasion. However, you may wear a string of white pearls. Throughout Europe wearing black is tradition. This [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Some Sudanese Funeral Customs   4 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Death is thought of in Sudan as the will of God or another spirit and surrounded by the supernatural. The burial is a means of making peace with the supernatural to prevent anyone to be harmed by the spirit of the deceased. Otherwise the spirit may wander to places frequented while alive. It is important [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Freeze the Day   4 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Beer tents, coffin races, the polar bear plunge, there is nothing the Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival isn’t cool enough for. Story has it Colorado had its very own iceman. Yes, the iceman even has a name, Bredo Morstoel who was originally from Norway. His family decided upon his death to cryogenically freeze his body in [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Drop Dead Good Looks   4 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail People are choosing to take their good looks to the grave with them. Beauty trends come and go, yet this one may be here to stay: facelifts and cosmetic surgery for the dead. People are making a last request to ensure that they look good for their funeral. Funeral homes have been applying makeup and [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Part of You Lives on   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail There is no telling when and what may happen to us, however you can decide what happens to some of you. The government of Ontario, Canada is now providing an online database to register for organ and tissue donation . The online service is an alternative for the previous paper cards issued. The donor card may not [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Live Fast, Die Young   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Forever he will be a symbol of teenage angst and rebellion as people continue to remember James Dean who took a deadly turn doing what he loved. Dean was on his way to race his signature Porsche Spyder in Salinas, California when a car coming in the opposite direction made a fast turn cutting in [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: One Last Wish   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail If at this moment in time we could have one wish, any wish granted many of us may not know what to wish for. For a 12-year-old boy in Colombia his wish meant life and death. Andres Felipe Perez had a terminal cancer that would soon take his life. All he wanted was to hug [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Word from the Heavens   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Chet Fitch’s prank was brilliant, comforting and hilarious. A pleasant surprise arrived at the homes of family and friends of the late Chet Fitch. The Oregon native passed away in October 2007 but managed to send hand-written cards to his loved ones. If for any reason the mail didn’t arrive postal services would be in [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Dead Sexy   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Some women look forward to another firefighter calendar every year, but let’s be honest –you have not seen “drop dead gorgeous” men until you have seen the Men of Mortuaries calendar. A man for every month of the year, funeral directors and morticians alike take it six feet under like never before for a good [...]

  • T-Knox wrote a new blog post: Obsessed until the End   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Everyone has their niche, what they enjoy and even like. However, unless it is a dangerous hobby you would never think twice about it possibly meaning life or death. The following are stories of how peoples’ obsessions killed them. Over a decade ago a young man in Britain only wanted to smell good. Everyday, twice [...]

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