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Family Heirlooms: Placing the Past in the Present

By Iris Ruth Pastor It all begins with this couple: my husband’s parents, Herb and Hotche. This picture was taken shortly after Herb was discharged from the Army during the closing days of World War 2. Herb had witnessed the horrors of the concentration camps in Europe firsthand –...

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Disrupting Death – Could This Be the Next Industry Ripe For Change?

By Susan Williams The funeral industry in the US is estimated to be valued at $20.7B with an estimated 2.4 million funerals per year. With the population aging, is this industry now ripe for disruption?

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Facing A New Year Can Be Difficult After The Death Of A Loved One

While other people compile their resolutions for the start of the new year which will more than likely be something like resolving to be more patient, lose weight or start exercising, a new year without a loved one poses different challenges.

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David Bowie and Bing Crosby Creating Harmonies at Christmas

David Bowie and Bing Crosby Creating Harmonies at Christmas

Posted in Boomer Life, Legacy

By Dave Price Forty years ago this holiday season, two iconic, distinctive singers – one America’s greatest pop crooner and the other a much younger British rock innovator – teamed up to produce one of the most popular Christmas duets ever recorded.

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Since Christmas in 1957, the Jingle Bells Have Rocked

Since Christmas in 1957, the Jingle Bells Have Rocked

Posted in Boomer Life, Legacy

By Dave Price Once the sounds of rock n’ roll started filling the airwaves by the late-1950s, it was only a matter of time until someone would record and release the first Christmas-themed rock song destined to become a holiday classic. And that honor goes to Bobby Helms with...

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Introducing Traditions That Last Beyond Christmas Eve

By Richard Weijo   We all have our traditions. For my family, it has always been to get together on Christmas Eve.  That is the time when we share a special meal together, exchange gifts, and pick out a favorite Xmas movie to watch. With everyone together, this is...

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