If These Stones Could Talk

I often write about cemeteries, my fascination with them, and the discoveries that have been made over the years. The allure of the cemetery has been with me since childhood, and countless hours have been spent walking among the stones while contemplating the untold...

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Dead Men Do Tell Tales

I was in town to make a presentation at a fund raising event for the Hackett Auto Museum and had a few hours to kill. So, I decided to seek out my grandfathers grave at the Mount Evergreen Cemetery on Francis Street in Jackson, Michigan. Even though I never met my...

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Curiosities, Oddities and Coincidence Part Two

In our last posting we shared some oddities, coincidences, and curiosities associated with deaths and funerals unlike anything that Arizona Affordable Funeral Home & Crematory has ever had to deal with. Now, for part two; odd man made disasters. On the afternoon...

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Curiosities, Oddities and Coincidence

There are enough curiosities, oddities, and coincidences associated with historic deaths and funerals to fill several books. As an example, consider the presidents that have died on the Fourth of July. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two men who were instrumental in...

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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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