Category: Grief

You’re Normal

I woke up crying three times in a row this morning. For someone who hasn’t cried in several years, this is unusual. I’m still not sure if I was crying only in the dream. It was the same dream, the recurring one where he’s not dead and no one understands how he miraculously survived the…


Cancel The Burial

Calling off a scheduled burial is no easy task. Everything scheduled in addition to the burial – church, minister, flowers – has to be called off as well, and the vital records office has to reissue a new death certificate with the corrected burial date. So if you want to cancel a burial, you need…


For Some, It Never Ends

“We just got a death call and you’ll never guess who it is,” my manager told me. “Remember that lady who came in a few weeks ago when her son got murdered?” “Yeah, I remember her! Did she get murdered too?” “No. Her other son shot himself.” Oh. I believe there are limits to what…