The Tradition of Taps at Military Funerals

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The forlorn trumpet or bugle being played during a military funeral that seems to hold that note longer than possible. It never seems to end, it just fades away. The echo seems to reverberate and you are never sure until later that it is gone. Somber. Final. The traditions of taps goes […]

How To Choose An Appliance Or Junk Removal Service

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I was inspired to write this article after dealing with many customers and hearing many horror stories ranging from bad service, destruction of property, and to include even theft. As with any industry, there are good and bad appliance and junk removal companies but with a little due diligence you may be […]

Burial at Sea

Burial at Sea

Funeral Service for Navy Personnel at Sea One of the more unique forms of military funerals has to be the age old tradition of burial at sea. The tradition of burial at sea has been conducted for as long as there have been seafaring peoples. A tradition born of necessity. When traveling […]

The Ritual of the Honor Guard

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The ritual of the Honor Guard is an important part of a funeral service for a standard military funeral. It is different from a 21 gun salute.

Supporting Loved Ones in Moments of Grief: Now or Later?

The older I get I find myself spending more time at funeral homes. It is inevitable, I suppose, to spend at least some of that time thinking about death and loss. Is there a better time to reflect on such subjects? It is never a comfortable situation albeit necessary. The […]

Best Practices For Replying To Google Reviews

Responding to Google reviews, good or bad, is one of the most important, and often neglected, practices of a small business owner. Once a routine has been established it is not that difficult or time-consuming and lets potential new customers know that the owner is concerned about their online reputation. […]

Why Is it so hard to discuss death with family

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by Rick Lucas It could be the toughest conversation you will ever have and the easiest to put off. People tend to not want to face the necessity of discussing or planning their own funeral service. 

How To Fund A Funeral

by Rick Lucas Many people either do not know or do not want to face the financial reality of paying for a funeral. Funeral homes expect to get paid as soon as the services have been completed.

Small Business And Recycling: Go Green To Save Some Green

by David Nolan I am passionate about recycling. This passion started as a hobby and has led to the beginning of my small business. Since my business is junk hauling, appliance removal, and computer recycling it is paramount that everything I do is green so I have spent a lot of […]

Pre-planned Funeral Eases Anxiety For Family And Friends

by Rick Lucas A pre-planned or pre-arranged funeral is the process of specifying final wishes and decisions with your funeral home of choice to ease the burden from family and friends. Many milestones in life require some degree of planning: a wedding, children, career, retirement. End-of-life planning should be no […]

If It Is Not Energy Efficient, Then Haul It Away

by Rick Lucas Making your home as energy efficient as possible will lower your utility bills and add value to your home. In my part of the country the utility company has a monopoly, therefore the customer service is terrible and they act like the mafia.

Mobile Vending: Top Ten Keys To Success

by Rick Lucas The mobile vending business can be a rewarding and challenging career. There are keys to success that if followed can help almost anyone achieve their financial goals. I have taken what I have learned in the sales and marketing industry and condensed it into the ten habits […]