A Time For Reflection

Ancient cemeteries, historic battlefields, and similar sites give pause and lend themselves to somber reflection. The fragility of life, how short life can be, and thoughts on ones own mortality become manifest at places such as these. Perhaps that is the reason for...

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Planning Ahead

The importance of estate and funeral planning can not be overstated. Still, even among savvy investors, and people who obsessively organize and plan, funeral planning is often overlooked. Here is a sobering statistic; in a recent study 62.5 percent of consumers felt...

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Eternal Love

Last will and testaments, and final arrangement planning such as is offered by Arizona Affordable Funeral Home and Crematory, can be a very difficult decision. Historically, they have also been used as expressions of undying love. Did you know that entertainer Jack...

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Any Last Requests?

The importance of wills or pre-planning for funerals can not be overstated. Arizona Affordable Funeral Home & Crematory is available to assist with most of your arrangement needs. For some individuals, however, mere funeral arrangements are insufficient. For these...

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Fit For A King, Or Queen

It is one of the most recognized sites associated with India. Located on the banks of the the mausoleum and gardens of the Taj Mahal complex covers more than 15 hectares. Built by an army of masons, stone carvers, painters, calligraphers, engineers and artisans from...

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Immortality of A Dubious Nature

The quest for immortality has resulted in the construction of some rather amazing mausoleums and tombs, a few of which are engineering marvels. Others have morphed into major tourist attractions that, ironically, overshadow the legacy of the interred. In the small...

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Royal Funerals, American Style

From the inception of this country, presidential funerals have been lavish affairs. They are akin to royal funerals in countries where monarchies rule. There have been exceptions, such as with the funeral of John Hansen, the United States of America's first president...

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Traditional Funeral or Cremation

Death may be an integral part of life but aside from sex, it may be one of the most difficult subjects to discuss with family. Aside from considerations pertaining to costs, religious restrictions or ceremonies, military or lodge affiliation, and the predetermined...

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Traditional Is Not Always Traditional

Funerals, at least in the United States, in Europe, and in most societies influenced by traditional western philosophies of Christianity or Judaism have a certain commonality. Mourners dress in black and sit through a somber ceremony accented with prayer in a church,...

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Reading The Tea Leaves

Technology has transformed society rather dramatically over the course of the past 120 years, and yet the cemetery has changed little in the last 1,000 years. However, if we look toward the not so distant future it is easy to imagine that technology will render the...

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