A message from my dad:

A message from my dad:

My dad, Lee Heflebower, is one of my favorite people. And I fall into that ‘sandwich generation’ where I am caring for my children as well as my aging parents, like many of you are. Today, I am going to share this message he wrote and then give a checklist of the...
What is Hospice?

What is Hospice?

Hospice refers to the specialized care for patients considered terminally ill. It began in 1948 outside of London by Dr. Dame Cicely Saunders. The idea was brought to the US in 1963. Prior to the introduction of hospice, generations cared for the generations before...
The Bucket List

The Bucket List

The concept of the bucket list has been around for quite some time, but gained even more recognition with the 2007 film of the same name. The concept of the bucket list is really the question: What do you want to do before you die? And, it is meant not to be morbid,...

3 Military Burials That Could Be Movies

With over 28 years in the funeral business, Mike Heflebower has some great stories to tell. These 3 military burials have stories connected to them that could be movies. Head of Security The SR-71, also known as the Blackbird Spy Plane, was used in the US Air Force...
Let’s Talk About Death, Really

Let’s Talk About Death, Really

We discussed in another blog the topic of a death party, which, essentially was giving us a method to talk about death, dying and the end of life requests we have. Well we found another organization, Dying Matters, that also works to breach this taboo subject. Why do...