New York State Funeral Directors Association

Buffet of Food Items

I hope beef stew is still on the menu years from now so my great-great-great nephew can experience a little bit of my life, if only for a moment.

I imagine he’ll push a few sliced carrots out of the way while digging through the bowl before scooping up a warm chunk of savory beef covered with gravy.

I’ll argue that food is among the top three best things in life – and one that should always be placed into an obituary.

Book Cover, Let's Talk About Death (Over Dinner) © 2018 Da Capo LifeLong

There’s plenty of food for all. You can see that, and it smells delicious.

Your dinner companions are strangers no more, especially since you’ve had plenty of get-to-know-you time and you’ve gotten your nervousness out of the way.

And then your host begins the evening; as in “Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner)” by Michael Hebb, it’ll be an enlightening meal.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Editors Note: This article appeared in the Iowa Funeral Directors Association's 2017 November newsletter

Dear Lord,

We thank you for this day in which we may give thanks…and, please, just this once, let me finish our Thanksgiving meal before the phone rings because these chances to enjoy food and fellowship together come around so rarely.

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