For those of us that are entertained by the macabre, a character that has gained quite a bit of attention over the past week is “Stoneman Willie”. Now, you may be wondering what would be so grim about Willie. Well, Stoneman Willie is the mummified (officially unofficial) celebrity corpse of Reading, Pennsylvania. During the 1800’s,… Continue reading “Stoneman Willie” : The Mummified Celebrity Corpse Of Reading, Pennsylvania
A longtime friend reached out to me and asked if I would create and deliver some Fall flowers to her Mother’s resting place for her. She’s moved far out of the area, so it’s been a bit of a challenge for her to keep the gravesite freshly decorated on a regular basis. Of course, I… Continue reading Delivering Fall Flowers To The Cemetery
Wishing a Happy Heavenly Birthday to my Grandma 💖💔💖 I miss this lady – terribly! She would’ve turned 84 today – 7/13/2023. There are times my heart feels as though it’s really aching – even burning – over the thought of her being gone from this world. It can be tough to say the least.… Continue reading I Miss This Lady – Terribly!
It’s obvious that gravesites eventually appear aged to certain extents. It doesn’t matter what they’re made of. Time, nature, inconsistent cleaning, weather conditions and many other things all interact together – which makes a memorial look “old” to some people over time…
My thoughts and fears surrounding death have very much evolved since being introduced to (and now living with) a death positive mindset. The phobia of death is still quite prominent in my life at times (I’m in no way perfectly “cured”), but my outlook has shifted for the better in a lot of ways. I’ve learned how to handle my moments of fear with a more improved attitude.
This book is quite dear to me. Not only was it the very first death positive book I read, but it truly opened my eyes to think differently about my own fears of death – all while helping me understand my morbid curiosities as well.
It was a true pleasure helping the DeStefano family continue to honor their loved ones, and freshen up the place they’ve been resting at for the past 50 years. Like most memorials placed within the last century, the imperfections that “come to be” over time can easily go unnoticed.This particular monument still appeared very beautiful… Continue reading The Imperfections That ‘Come To Be’ Over Time Can Easily Go Unnoticed
A lot of people enjoy caring for the resting place of their loved one. Cleaning or decorating your loved one’s grave not only gives the obvious outcome of a maintained and presentable area, but it’s also a great way to personally express your remembrance of them. It can be a relaxing, “me time” kind of… Continue reading A Very Simple Grave Decorating Tip
I came across this post recently while scrolling through TikTok. It was enlightening to see a person sharing their grief journey in such a raw and real way. It really cemented the fact that when “sugar coating” death, you’re doing more harm than good (in my opinion). Go ahead and avoid having open discussions about… Continue reading When “Sugar Coating” Death, You’re Doing More Harm Than Good
A commenter on my TikTok 🎵 noticed this video of mine that I shared early last Summer. It’s one of my very first grave cleanings that I captured and shared – tidying up the resting place of my Grand Uncle. They brought to my attention with their comment that today 3/22/22 marks the 97th anniversary… Continue reading 97th Death Anniversary Of My Grand Uncle