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One Year… and Counting

    “Shouldn’t I feel better by now?”         After losing someone we love, it is not uncommon to expect some change in our emotions as time passes. Somehow we expect one year to be a magic point after which we can “move on” from the death…

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Proper Recognition for a Hero

In January of this year, Evergreen-Washelli learned that a seventh Congressional Medal of Honor recipient is resting with us. Emil Fredreksen was a peacetime recipient of the Medal; Chief Water Tender on the USS Bennington, he helped save the lives of his shipmates after a boiler explosion on the  ship…

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A Few Last Words

     Obituaries and eulogies are among the last formal opportunities we have to say a public goodbye to someone. While eulogies have long been considered the avenue for friends and family to share anecdotes, jokes and high praise for the deceased, we now use obituaries for the same purpose.…

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Father’s Day Without You

Father’s Day Without You After the loss of a loved one there will be some times when grief is felt more sharply than others. Holidays aimed at familial relationships, like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, can exacerbate one’s grief. Those two holidays can also be trying for people who have lost…

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