Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Songs For Funerals - Danny Boy, A Popular Funeral Song

Danny boy is a popular song for funerals, perhaps one of the most popular. The English lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly wrote the lyrics to "Danny Boy" in 1910. The melody was taken from "Londonerry Air". Jane Ross of Limavady is credited with collecting the melody from a local fiddle player in the middle of the nineteenth century. A song that speaks of the changing of the season, of sadness and departure, of remembrance and love, and ultimate reunion. The triumph of love over death. This is the reason why Danny Boy is such a popular funeral song. It is also a top Irish funeral song but is heard at memorial services outside Ireland. Lyrics accompany the song in this video.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Funeral Poem "When I Am Gone" - How To Write And Deliver A Eulogy Speech

The eulogy is a very important task. Eulogizing the deceased helps us mourn and remember, honor and celebrate their life. And in the process ease our grief and pain from the loss. So the pain of the loss fades with time, but not the memories, which are cherished.

Giving a speech is challenging at any time, but having to deliver it when you are facing the emotional shock of loss of a beloved one makes it harder. However, eulogies are far easier to deliver than ordinary speeches. The audience is fully on your side and want you to succeed. And a eulogy is really something very simple. As it comes from your heart.

This video was based on a guide to writing a great eulogy by Kevin Burch. He is an experienced teacher and trainer and has personally delivered around a hundred eulogies, and assisted others in as many a number since 1999. His guide on writing and delivering eulogies is based on years of experience and a sense of compassion for those who are suffering loss of a loved one.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

5 Tips For What Men Should Wear To A Funeral

Need help with what to wear to a funeral? Funeral Guru Liz has 5 tips for how men should dress when going to a funeral.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Advantages Of Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Many people have a hard time accepting the fact that one day their life is going to come to an end. Death is just a part of life and sadly something that no one can ever avoid.

Nowadays a lot people plan ahead and make a Will, but in reality that is not all that needs to be addressed. After you have passed away you will need to have a funeral, and having funeral plans in place will make it easier for your remaining loved ones at the time.

You have a couple options when it comes to planning your funeral, and having a pre-paid funeral plan will help your family avoid thousands of pounds in funeral expenses upon your death.

There are other benefits that your family will get if you have a pre-paid funeral. It can be incredibly hard on your family to make funeral plans when they are still in mourning because of your death. Having pre-paid funeral plans in place assists them in a time of need so they do not have to worry about arranging the funeral when emotions are running high.

The good thing about considering a pre-paid funeral plan is you can do all this in advance and make your choices from a range of options. It will allow you to make the type of choices you want, and provide the kind of service you want your family and friends to remember you by.

It is hard to know when the right time to start your funeral planning is. This is especially true for younger adults that have a very long time before they have to worry about death. However, there is no time like the present!

The first thing you need to decide is what location you want to have your funeral held at. Most pre-paid funeral plan providers will offer you a choice of local Funeral Directors to assist you with your plans and provide a choice of payment options.

It is hard for many people to accept that they will eventually die. Planning ahead with a pre-paid funeral plan will make your death much easier on your family. At some point you are going to have a funeral, it is important that you make that as easy for your family as possible, by reducing not only the financial burden but also the emotional stress.

So there is also a clear financial benefit to pre-paid funeral planning. You can fix the cost of your funeral at today's prices.

Most pre-paid funeral plan companies will also offer you a choice of how to pay for funeral plan. These are usually in 12, 60 or sometimes 120 monthly payments. These make it a lot more manageable for you over time.

Some pre-paid funeral plan providers present plans that are inclusive of the main components of a funeral. Other cheaper plans may come with costly, and sometimes hidden, add-ons. You need to carefully check each plan before signing your application forms.

Clearly there are two ways for you to arrange a funeral. You may either go direct to a local Funeral Directors, or use one of the pre-paid funeral plan companies. The advantage of this is they tend to have a packaged list of funeral options for you which ultimately make it a lot easier for you to arrange with the minimal of fuss.

Particular facets of your funeral service, limousine or disbursement allowance may not be clear with a Funeral Director, but should be shown clearly in front of you with any pre-paid funeral option. You should also note that some Funeral Directors may have a restriction about the distance they may be ready to travel to acquire the deceased.

You should also use any pre-paid funeral company you choose the same as you would a local Funeral Director. Seek in-depth information from them about what services they offer. What is included in each of their options. What additional costs, if any you may incur if you decide to take up one of their repayment plans. This will avoid costly surprises down the line.

Planning a funeral in advance is a good idea as you never know what is around the corner and you will have your wishes guaranteed in good time. Usually, funerals are planned in a hasty fashion after a death and leaves loved ones with instant and sometimes painful choices to make. Pre-planning your funeral will takes all these stresses away, and you get the services you wish.

Knowing that all your wishes will be carried out at a cost which fits into your budget gives huge comfort so that you can focus on everything else. With pre-paid funeral plans you can plan everything in advance so that your family won't have to worry about the cost or other arrangements and you will be buried or cremated the way you want. Paying for the funeral in advance gives you the peace of mind as you fix your funeral costs at current prices and will not be subject to any future price rises.

When choosing any pre-paid funeral plan provider make a list of questions that might affect your planning decisions::

- How long is the plan for?

- What are the terms and conditions?

- How can you make the payments?

- Can any changes be made?

- What if you change your mind?

- Does the plan include everything you wanted?

- How safe is your money?

- What if you die before making the full payment?

Having a funeral plan in place will be a great comfort to your family at the time of your death. It will save them from any financial burden. It will avoid the stress of having to contact a local Funeral Director. It will save them time and emotional family stress. And it will also clearly outline your funeral choices and avoid any discomfort at the time.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

How To Plan The Readings For A Funeral Service

The readings for a funeral service often include poems or passages from religious scriptures that the individual liked. Use significant verses to add meaning to an individual's funeral with help from a licensed funeral director and embalmer in this free video on funeral planning.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Save & Bake Beef and Cheese Rigatoni

Yields 2 9x13 in (23x33 cm) casseroles


2 pounds ground beef
Salt & pepper
3 tablespoons salted butter
⅓ cup flour
3 cups milk
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
2 pounds rigatoni, cooked
4 eggs, beaten
24 ounces marinara sauce
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375°F/190˚C.
In a skillet, cook and crumble the ground beef with garlic powder, onion, powder, salt, & pepper. Remove from pan and drain.
In the same pan, melt the butter, and mix with the flour until it forms a paste.
Add the milk gradually, and bring to a boil, until it thickens into a creamy sauce. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix the rigatoni with the eggs. Divide between two 9x13 inch (23x33 centimeter) baking dishes.
Layer on the marinara, ground beef, mozzarella, white sauce, and parmesan.
Bake both for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden brown.
Cool and freeze extra casserole up to 2 months. (To cook, transfer to the refrigerator overnight. Bake covered at 375°F/190°C for 40 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10 minutes.)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dealing With Grief And Mourning

This video is to encourage anyone who is grieving or mourning. It has motivational scripture to help you better deal with this hard time.