On this Father's Day weekend, my father is much on my mind — oddly, because that wasn't the case when he was among the breathing, and I haven't thought much … [Read more...] about Making Amends With My Father
Cremation Urn Memorial Jewelry
Early examples of mourning jewelry were found in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Black and white enameled heads or skulls were often set into both rings … [Read more...] about Cremation Urn Memorial Jewelry
Ashes in the Ink
Back in the day, cutting edge technology allowed our families to pose with the dear departed and record the moment for posterity. That idea faded and seems … [Read more...] about Ashes in the Ink
Jewelry Trunk Show
Today's jewelry show features more mourning jewelry from the Victorian age. Plaited hair woven into the eternity/infinity symbol..serpent style! … [Read more...] about Jewelry Trunk Show
You CAN Take It With You
Today we bring you a list of items that families have placed in the casket of their loved ones compiled by an Ohio funeral director : fishing rods bow and … [Read more...] about You CAN Take It With You
Partly Cloudy or Partly Sunny?
The title of this post comes from this haunting story. Our hearts go out to the family, co-workers and community. By appearances, John Winter was living the … [Read more...] about Partly Cloudy or Partly Sunny?
Greetings! While doing research for an article on cremation urn jewelry, we felt the need to share early examples of the art form. So we are having an … [Read more...] about Family Jewels
Greetings! Yesterday's post regarding death masks and infant mortality was a disturbing topic, but it triggered a memory about my late grandfather's habit of … [Read more...] about Memento Mori