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Where is Woking Crematorium Located?

Woking Crematorium is a crematorium in Woking, a large town in the west of Surrey, England. Established in 1878, it was the first custom-built crematorium in the United Kingdom and is closely linked to the history of cremation in the UK. The crematorium in Woking was founded in 1878, when a piece of land close […]

Funeral Rings. What are they and when were they popular?

As the wedding of Prince Harry of England and Meghan Markle takes place this weekend, I thought we would travel to England for this weeks Friday Fact. In England it was common for favours such as rings or gloves to be given to people at funerals in medieval times. ‘Mourning rings’ became more commonplace in […]

15 of The Most Comforting Funeral Foods

THREE-CHEESE HASH BROWN BAKE RECIPE QUICK & EASY AU GRATIN POTATOES WHITE TEXAS SHEET CAKE RECIPE CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIES RECIPE DILLY POTATO & EGG SALAD SWEET PEPPER PESTO PASTA RECIPE LIME-HONEY FRUIT SALAD RECIPE MIDWEST MEATBALL CASSEROLE RECIPE FAVORITE CHEESY POTATOES CRANBERRY WALDORF GELATIN CHICKEN & CHEESE NOODLE BAKE RECIPE CHICKEN SALAD PARTY SANDWICHES RECIPE […]

Friday FYI – The making of Rosewood urns from India

India itself has a rich wood carving history and contributes a great deal to the variety of carved handicrafts produced in wood. Having diverse climate patterns, India is blessed with a variety of soft and hard woods India’s cultural, language and religious diversity is reflected in the different handicraft styles that emerge from different regions. […]

Going Back To Work After The Loss Of A Loved One: How To Manage

Losing a loved one can be a major trauma; it can cause depression, stress, and changes in behavior that can affect work and relationships with others. Dealing with those feelings in the aftermath can be overwhelming, because there is no handbook. Navigating loss and grief takes time, support, and an understanding that you may grieve […]

cremated remains, cremains, urn, Traveling

Cremains can be transported by airplane in any type container, as long as it fits inside of a carry-on bag.

True or False? False.  Passengers may transport crematory remains as part of their carry-on property or checked baggage. Some airlines do not allow crematory remains as checked baggage, so check with your airline first. If carrying on the crematory remains, they are subject to screening and must pass through the X-ray machine. If the X-ray […]

What substance can be used with water in the liquid cremation process?

Here are your choices: (Answer below- No peeking) A) Potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide B) Hydrogen sulfate or sodium sulfate C) Ammonia hydroxide or ammonia sulfate   Image property of: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/multimedia   Correct Answer: A) Potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide For decades, people choosing what happens to their body after death have had only two […]

According to Guinness Book of World Records, what was the largest percentage of population to attend a funeral?

Here are your choices: (Answer below- No peeking) A)  China, Deng Xiaoping B) England, Princess Diana C) South Africa, Nelson Mandels D) Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini   Answer: D) Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Official Iranian estimates gave the size of the crowds, lining the 32-km 20-mile route to Tehrans Behesht-e Zahra cemetery on June 11, 1989, for the funeral of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini […]

Candle iIn The Wind- Elton John

Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” Was Written about What Female Celebrity?

Here are your choices: (Answer below- No peeking) A)  Liza Minnelli B) Princess Diana C) Marilyn Monroe D) Amy Winehouse   Answer: C) Maryln Monroe Many people think that Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” was about Princess Diana, but it was actually about Marilyn Monroe and released back in 1973. However, there’s good reason for that misconception: He performed […]