As we race to the finish line of January, it’s been a cold cruel month. On top of harsh weather, we’re collecting the stories that our customers share. How they deal with not only the chilling temperatures but try to find the light during a dark day. Sometimes the tales are tragic, others are inspirational and filled with hope.
We’ll start with the lady who commissioned a bronze eagle urn for her son. She chose the Spirit of America Bronze Eagle Urn for three reasons: she wanted the best, she wanted an urn that was made in the USA, but the biggest reason she chose this urn was because he always told his mother that she was the wind beneath his wings.
The young bride, mid 20’s, who married her love in October of 2013. Newlyweds. Still on their honeymoon. In late January, just three months after the wedding she was planning a funeral and buying a cremation urn for her late husband. He ended his young life. It’s so confusing. The family is devastated. How do we understand this?
And finally, the Asian family in New York who wanted a green marble urn to not only honor their loved one, but also celebrate the Chinese New Year. They were very specific and wanted genuine marble, not cultured or synthetic, preferably quarried in Asia. It had to be green to symbolize new life and good fortune. We discussed the properties of marble and the natural veining that occurs, she understood but preferred to have an urn with white veining and no black if at all possible as they associated the color black with darkness and illegal behaviors.So far, it’s shaping up to be an interesting year and as always, we rely on our clients to guide us in creating memorials that matter.