I was looking through some family history papers and came across an old invoice for a funeral held in 1918. A local joiner and builder called George Oldham arranged the funeral. He made the coffin, Continue reading →
We all possess items that are important to us. Watches, jewellery, ornaments and the list goes on. Attached to each of our possessions are personal memories and sentiments, which are, more often than not, hidden away. We can Continue reading →
I have a great interest in the history of World War Two. My father served in the British army and saw action in Normandy during the D Day landings and right through France to Belgium, then Holland Continue reading →
My wife, Khamma, is a lovely Thai lady living in the countryside of North East of Thailand. We have our family home in a small Buddhist village just north of Ubon Ratchathani. Over the last nine years or Continue reading →
Last spring I visited the cemetery in which my grand parents are buried. I hadn’t visited the family grave for many years because the cemetery is about eighty miles away from where I live, and, I must be Continue reading →
There was an article in a recent edition of the Guardian by Leo Benedictus ( http://tinyurl.com/hd4eduq ) in which he movingly discusses why some people choose to hide their terminal illness from others. The article highlights Continue reading →
Welcome to the Notebook of Funeral Wishes blog page.
Let’s face it, talking about funerals, especially your own, is depressing. The fact is, arranging a funeral is even more difficult if the deceased’s wishes or preferences are unknown. That’s why Continue reading →