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Month: October 2017

Chocolate skulls? High fashion skeletons? Halloween or Day of the Dead?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

Eighteen months ago I had to cancel an event in our local town because of complaints about a coffin in a window display we had arranged (read about it in my blog post at the time). How different this is to the natural celebrations that occur with the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Watch…

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Taking a Child to a Funeral: Yes or No?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

I watched my friend’s 5-year old peer down into the tiny grave. Surrounded by a group of somber people in the small churchyard, some sobbing, he was curious to see what was in the bottom of this hole in the ground. We were gathered to say goodbye to a tragedy – a baby who had…

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