Got burning questions about cremation? Perhaps green burial sounds more appealing (if you were going to die – NOT!). Do your loved ones know what you might want, whenever that last day may come?
If you’ve got questions about funeral planning, advance medical directives, upbeat ways to start “the talk” and other end-of-life issues, get your questions answered by The Doyenne of Death® Gail Rubin on the Jeffrey Candelaria Radio Show on Talk Radio 770 KKOB AM, 94.5 FM. You can hear the interview live this Saturday afternoon, February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time and call the studio line at 505-243-3333 to share your stories and ask questions.
The women’s online community Sixty and Me recently ran my article, Go for a Green Burial: 5 Ways to Make Your Death More Eco-Friendly. It seems to be a popular topic. So far, it’s been shared 322 times!
Of course, there’s always plenty of great information at The Family Plot Blog. Links to recent posts, upcoming events and a funny quote follow. Please call 505.265.7215 if I can be of assistance!
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®
The Family Plot Blog Highlights
Death Cartoon Collection on Estate Planning Issues The Funky Winkerbean cartoon recently did a collection of strips that followed Funky and his wife Holly to an estate planning attorney’s office to prepare a trust.
March 10-12: Frozen Dead Guy Days! Yes, it’s time once again for this quirky celebration of all things dead and frozen in Nederland, Colorado.
An Honest Obituary for an Evil Man One of the life lessons death teaches us is that we are remembered by how we treat other people. This obituary featured on the website of the Carnes Funeral Home in South Houston has gone viral.
Death Education is a Lot Like Sex Education Fans of The Doyenne of Death know my motto is “Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead.” I’m so glad to see an expert on medical care discussing end-of-life issues with a similar light touch on a serious subject.
Upcoming Events and a Funny Quote
Saturday, February 25, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. — Gail Rubin is interviewed on the Jeffrey Candelaria Show on 770 KKOB AM. More details here.
March 10-12, 2017 — Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado, featuring The Newly-Dead Game and continuous showings of the documentary, “Grandpa’s in the TUFF Shed” on Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by AGreenerFuneral.org, a guide to creating a farewell that’s more meaningful for you, those you love and the planet.
Saturday, March 18, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. — Gail Rubin keynotes the Cancer Support Now conference in Albuquerque, NM. Her talk, titled “A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die,” is sponsored by Morris Hall, PLLC, a premier estate planning law firm. Register for the free daylong conference at www.CancerSupportNow.org.
Wednesday, March 22, 2:30 p.m. — The University of New Mexico Retiree Association features Gail Rubin speaking on “Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die” at the UNM Continuing Education Center North Building.
Thursday, March 23, noon — Congregation Albert Open Mind luncheon series features Gail Rubin speaking on Downsizing and Organizing. Location: The Board Room at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM.
Saturday, March 25, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Death Cafe at Gail Rubin’s home. RSVP for address and directions. More information here.
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