Welcome back to the three-part series on death! Get your tissues ready, because this is going to be a tear-jerker. Today we are going to talk all about eulogies. A eulogy is a speech or writing in praise of someone else, often given upon that someone’s death. Seeing as I am not one to leave things to chance, I’ve taken it upon myself to write my own eulogy, which you can use as a formula for any you may have to write. Feel free to take notes.Read More
Hello grandbabies! It is I, back from a years-long hiatus, to talk about my favorite topic: death! I want to kick off my return to the small (computer) screen with a three-part series about the grand finale we all ultimately face. This first part is about wills, followed by a discussion of eulogies, and concluding with a piece detailing what I believe the afterlife is all about.
For the uninformed, a will is a legal document used to stipulate to whom all of your worldly assets go upon your final demise. Not having a will and dying anyway can create many problems for your family. This is called dying “intestate,” which sounds like a GI disease, but I assure you, it can be way worse. The specifics of what exactly happens depends on two things: the state of which you are a resident and the state in which you die. For the most part, though, dying without a will means your estate is given to your heirs: a surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, and really anyone else the state can find. If they cannot find anyone, they keep it all, which just feels like they’re kicking you when you’re down.Read More