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Mom’s Memory Was My ‘Something Blue’
By Marisa Renee Lee
How I incorporated my late mother into my wedding celebration. Plus, great tips for memorializing a loved one at your nuptials.
This Funeral Changed How I Feel About Weddings
By Elizabeth Felicetti
Many clergy will admit they would rather perform a funeral than a wedding. I used to be one of them.
Desperately Seeking the Funeral Director With a Matinee Idol Name
By Alana Gautreau
Four years after my grandmother’s death, I was determined to track down — and thank — the mortuary staffer whose kindness (and name) I will never forget.
Random Acts of Dadness
By Rob Kutner
From rejecting perfectly good restaurant food to donating to worthy causes, I'm spending the first Father's Day after my dad's death trying to emulate his character.
Remembering Grandma as She Really Was
By Meg Tansey
Some guidelines for memorializing someone at the end of a long and debilitating illness
It’s Katie Fisher Day!
By Matt Fisher
Starting a cookie-baking social media memorial holiday would have been a strange move for anyone, but perhaps stranger for me than most.
In Mourning, with Broadway and Carne Guisada
By Christopher Gonzalez
How musicals like "In the Heights" helped after losing my abuela.
5 Inspiring Tribute Tattoos
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
From words conjured in a dream to ashes mixed into ink, our columnist presents her annual feature on these forever memorials.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
Executive Producing Your Own Goodbye
By Jane Condon
My father-in-law was a planner his entire life. The end was no exception.
Fiction: I Am the Widow
By Leslie Pietrzyk
Modern Loss' first foray into fiction is from a new book of short stories from the trenches of young widowhood.
When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No Funeral’
Our columnist offers 7 alternatives for memorializing the dead.
An Ice Cream Truck at the Funeral
By Sarah Troop
And 6 other meaningful ways to incorporate food — and cocktails — into a memorial.
It’s Your Funeral: 10 Ways to Hack the Planning
By Caleb Wilde
A funeral director guides you through what you can control about the process (hint: a lot more than you think!) and what you can’t.
I have a terrible relationship with sister. How do I get through my dad’s memorial service without creating a scene? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Across the Pond, a Lesson in British Mourning
By Judy Batalion
A North American transplant, I'd spent years trying unsuccessfully to master British restraint. Never did I feel more at home as an expat than at my first British funeral.
6 Cliché-Free Memorial Tattoos
Forget "R.I.P." Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist takes on a new brand of tribute tattoos.
Selfies at Funerals: SRSLY?
By Rebecca Soffer
What's behind the funeral photos populating the web? Modern Loss explores the brave new world of grieving.
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