After adding the latest batch of “you are there” videos from the expo at the latest International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) convention, the number of subscribers to The Family Plot YouTube channel has climbed over the 1,000 mark. With more than 400 videos related to funerals, cremation, downsizing, and end-of-life issues, you’re sure to find something of interest. If you are a YouTube user, hope you’ll subscribe too, if you haven’t already (click here)!
Excited to be heading to Manchester, New Hampshire next week to present “Kicking the Bucket List: Important Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die” at two Phaneuf Funeral Homes locations in Manchester, New Hampshire. Hope my friends in neighboring Vermont and Massachusetts can also come for a face-to-face visit on May 23! More information here.
The next Albuquerque Death Cafe will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at my home. RSVP to Gail [at] AGoodGoodbye.com for address and directions. Or join the ABQ Death Cafe Meetup group as another way to be kept apprised of upcoming events.
Links to recent posts at The Family Plot Blog, upcoming events and an interesting quote follow. Please call 505.265.7215 if I can be of assistance!
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®
The Family Plot Blog Highlights
ICCFA Videos: Recent posts from the convention expo include videos on veterans funeral benefits, Sich Casket Company, Church Window Film, the Everdays and PICLIF Memorial Video apps, and more. Find them all in the Tools of the Trade section of the blog.
Video: Interview with Before I Go Solutions Jane Duncan Rogers, a death educator based in Scotland, interviews Gail Rubin in this 35-minute online video.
Publishers Weekly Gives Rubin’s Bucket List Book a Positive Review! Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, recently ran a positive review of KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.
Upcoming Events and a Quote
Tuesday, June 13, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class on Downsizing and Organizing for End-of-Life issues, at Del Webb Alegria in Bernalillo, NM. Register for class 81414, $20 at Osher’s website.
Wednesday, July 12, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — “Jewish Funeral Traditions on Film” presented through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This talk illuminates the differences and similarities of Christian and Jewish funeral traditions – highly beneficial for interfaith families. Register for class 81396, $20 at Osher’s website.
Saturday, June 17, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — Albuquerque Death Cafe at Gail Rubin’s home. RSVP for address and directions. More information here.
Friday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class “Laughing and Learning” will give you the tools and the inspiration to take practical steps for planning a “good goodbye.” Register for class 81387, $20 at Osher’s website.
“Everything revolves around bread and death.” — Yiddish saying (Alts drait sich arum broit un toit.)