Dogs Find Lost Cremated Remains and Other News

Feb 12, 2018 | 0 comments

dog white LabradorKeeping the cremated remains of loved ones around the house? This NPR story on Weekend Edition Sunday will make you consider finding a permanent final resting place for those remains.

Forensic Search Dogs Sniff Out Human Ashes in Wildfire Wreckage takes listeners to Santa Rosa, California, where wildfires in October reduced hundreds of homes to ashes. How do you find human ashes within home ashes? These amazing dogs are finding them and helping keep human remains out of the dump.

Identifying the presence of cremated remains in the rubble of a home is a new idea. It’s not yet part of the cleanup protocol for FEMA or the Army Corps of Engineers, and it needs to be.

This story provides a good reason to give cremated remains a permanent home in a cemetery.

Kicking the Bucket List CoverDoctors and Bucket Lists

Talk to Your Doctor About Your Bucket List, in Sunday’s New York Times, provides a great framework to evaluate treatments in light of what you want to do before you die. It’s by 

Talks This Week

Hope to see you at one of these presentations by The Doyenne of Death® in Albuquerque this week!

Wednesday, February 14, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. — “Do This for the People You Love,” a talk on ways to downsize by sharing your beloved possessions and memories with your loved ones. The 20/20 Club is hosting the event at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE. The 20/20 Club provides information and support for macular degeneration and other vision problems. For more information, call 505-275-9952.

Saturday, February 17, 2:00 p.m. — “Green Burial Options in New Mexico” is the title of Gail Rubin’s presentation at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria Road NW, Albuquerque, NM. In a high desert climate, “green” burial is actually “brown” burial. Come learn about your options for returning to the earth as naturally as possible in the Land of Enchantment. The event is free, parking costs $3 if you use the park’s parking lot.

A Good Goodbye