Time Goes By, the respected blog by Ronni Bennett on “what it’s really like to get older,” just featured A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. She calls it “an excellent book with everything you could possibly want to know about burying loved ones.”
Under Interesting Stuff – 12 February 2011 she wrote:
A Good Goodbye is filled the practical and ephemeral from the dealing with funeral homes to obituaries, customs of various religions, green funerals, pet funerals, odd funerals, eulogies, webcasts of funerals, a large section on preparations for memorial receptions, TSA rules for taking cremated remains on an airplane, clear through to continuing remembrances long after burial.
There are even instructions for a true Irish wake and you’ll be surprised how elaborate it is. A Good Goodbye is well-researched and, as the cover might indicate to you, not at all the grim read you might think it would be. It’s the sort of thing to have around just in case – sooner or later we’ll all need to know these things.
Check out Time Goes By and think about adding it to those blogs you read regularly. It’s a great site with insights we can all use.