Category: Funerals

Wakes and Post-funeral meals

Questions: Hi, I came looking for anything you may have written on funeral etiquette, and there it was right at the top! Thanks so much! Do you have any thoughts on the post-funeral meal or wake? Where it should be, who is invited, what kind of food should be served? I would appreciate any more…


Looking ahead:More on Issues of Life and death-Part II

There’s a strong possibility that someone you know will experience a death in their family in the coming year. Knowing beforehand what we can do as friends is essential. We must practice, and teach our children to practice, good protocol during such times. Our active response and role as friends (and acquaintances) should reflect our…


Looking ahead: Issues of Life and death-Part I

May I put a serious matter before you?–regardless of your age or household size. It’s an important discussion that should not be ignored. Still, people often avoid talking about it.  I’ve seen some sad repercussions because people failed to address or realize this fact of life–usually at a cost to loved ones. How we handle…