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Advance Planning

New Campus Responds to Social Churn

Like so much in human experience, time brings change. The rock band Journey may have phrased it most succinctly when they sang, “The wheel in the sky keeps on turning.” Instead of “turning” perhaps Journey should have used the lyrical “churning.” Society inexorably churns over time.  Technology grows and evolves;…...

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A Difficult Question…..

If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you being doing today?  It’s not something we like to think about because it’s probably one of the toughest questions you will ever have to face.  If your answer is to “call someone”, that is a good start. …...

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Celebration of Life Campus on Schedule for Autumn Opening

Campus is the Site of Arlington’s Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center After years of discussions, reviews and planning, the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home will be a reality in Fall 2019. However, as we progressed through the planning stages, it became apparent that what we were creating was something…...

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Who’s On First?

In 1999, Time gave the famous Abbot and Costello comedy routine, Who’s on First, it’s designation as the Best Comedy Sketch of the 20th Century.  If you’ve never heard it, you should take a listen; but in a nutshell, it’s a hilarious parody of a conversation of double-talk and gobbledygook.…...

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Talk about how you want to be remembered

Have the Talk The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) created Have the Talk of a Lifetime to help families have important conversations about the things that matter most to them and how a person’s life story can be remembered and honored in a meaningful way. Memorialization is so much…...

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15 Most Common Documents Needed

After a death occurs, family members or the person in charge of the estate will need to gather the following legal documents, most of which need to be the original versions:  Last Will and Testament  Revocable Living Trust  Irrevocable Living Trusts  Valid Birth Certificate  Social Security Card and/or Number Current…...

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Stranger in Your Own Home?

Our hearth and home - it’s generally considered a great source of comfort and sustenance.  Acclaimed poet Maya Angelou wrote, “I long, as does every human being, to be home wherever I find myself.”  It’s usually the one place where we let down, let go and allow ourselves to be…...

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Leading Through Advance Planning

Senator John McCain was someone who often led by example. A Navy pilot shot down during the war in Viet Nam, he refused an early release from a Vietnamese POW camp opting instead to remain with his fellow captives – until they also were released, this despite the depravity of…...

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