I lost my dad on Sunday, 26th February 2023, the day will be etched in my memory forever. As this is the day I lost forever the most important man in my life, my dad! Secondly, it was the day that my son James and I had travelled to watch Manchester United versus Newcastle UnitedContinue reading “Last Ever Letter To My Dad x”
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Just One Hour in Pennington, Leigh.
As I sit in the spring sunshine in my garden, in the heart of Pennington, I’m amazed at what I saw in “just one hour.” It’s quite relaxing apart from the rumbles of vehicles driving up and down the A580 East Lancs Road, aircraft departing Manchester Airport flying overhead, joining the North Atlantic Tracks. First,Continue reading “Just One Hour in Pennington, Leigh.”
We Will Remember Them
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,England mourns for her dead across the sea.Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royalSings sorrow up into immortal spheres.There is music in the midst of desolationAnd a glory that shines uponContinue reading “We Will Remember Them”
The Value of Celebrant Services for Every Funeral Home
I found the following piece written by Alexandra Jo! Alexandra is a certified Celebrant and the Content Manager at Parting Stone where she creates forward-thinking content for funeral professionals. I wanted to share this for others to read as it gives a great perspective from a funeral celebrant point of view, please also understand thatContinue reading “The Value of Celebrant Services for Every Funeral Home”
Restoration of weathered garden ornaments
I wrote a short piece on 05th June 2022 called “Restoration of an old fountain” just to back track the purpose of the story. Sadly my fiancée lost her mother Susan Dickens in January 2022, Susan left us on her 67th birthday, the shock has been unmeasurable to us all as a family, aswell asContinue reading “Restoration of weathered garden ornaments”
No Second Chances.
There are many jobs, many professions, many businesses, where if at the first attempt you don’t get it right, you have the ability to have a second shot to rectify your mistake, in my role as a Funeral Director there are second chances, no opportunity to fix mistakes. The very nature of the service weContinue reading “No Second Chances.”
The Determination From an Old World War Veteran.
As a Funeral Director I have seen many types of funerals, each one different in it’s own unique way and every one I have conducted or been a part of always leaves a memory, but I wanted to share one with you that took place many years ago, it was so powerful that I willContinue reading “The Determination From an Old World War Veteran.”
Has Respect Finally Gone?
Has respect finally gone away? I guess its a burning question one that could have hundreds of different answers, personally my mindset suggests there should be only one plausible answer, and that is “yes”, now that’s just me saying this and who the hell am I to form any basis of opinion or provide anyContinue reading “Has Respect Finally Gone?”