New York State Funeral Directors Association

I don’t frequent the town where my uncle’s funeral took place so I totally missed my grandmother’s old home when the funeral procession passed by on the way to the cemetery.

I felt bad when my cousin told me. I’d recognized the hill but I was looking at the wrong side of the road, while driving – all the while fearing I would get cut off or lost on the way.

Valentine’s Day provides some good encouragement to do something nice for a special someone.

It’s often focused on the here and now, but this quasi-holiday can also serve as a reminder of things you can do to help your loved one after you pass away.

So after getting flowers and a box of candy for your significant other, consider the option of naming them your Legacy Contact on Facebook.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

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