Funerals – Eastern Star Service

Funerals – Eastern Star Service

In this article we’re going to briefly discuss an offshoot of the Masonic service, one for women called the Eastern Star Funeral Service.

The Eastern Star organization is an offshoot of the Masons for women. The reason for this is that a woman can’t become a Mason. The reasons why, at least for this article, are unimportant. However, there is an organization for women who want to be a part of the Masonic community. That organization is the Eastern Star. The only requirement for becoming a member of the Eastern Star is that the woman has to be the descendent of a Mason. Yes, there is a catch. Your father or grandfather or husband or somebody in your family has to be a Mason himself. If this one condition is met and you then become a member of the Eastern Star you are then entitled to an Eastern Star memorial service.

So how does one qualify for an Eastern Star funeral service? Well, when a member of the Eastern Star in good standing, dies, they are entitled to this service. Good standing means that their dues are paid up in full and have no Masonic charges filed against them.

When an Eastern Star member dies the chapter to which they belong sends a floral arrangement to the funeral home. This arrangement is in the shape of a five pointed star and with the mystical colors of the order.

Before the actual service takes place however, the members of the chapter …

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Points You Ought to Under no circumstances Set in Your Will

Points You Ought to Under no circumstances Set in Your Will

A will is a crucial estate arranging doc, and enables you to distribute your assets and property in accordance to your wishes. At a minimum amount everybody should really have a will, even if you believe you do not have several belongings. It is a widespread misconception that only wealthy persons will need estate ideas. A will has a selection of restrictions you may perhaps not be aware of. However, there are various items that really should NOT be bundled in a will:

Home held in a living trust or joint tenancy – residence deeded to a living rely on are not able to be willed to another person else, and a will cannot improve the ideal of survivorship in joint tenancy, which passes to the joint tenant by law. Never permit the legalese scare you. Let an attorney enable you make certain that any assets you leave is handled in the way you want.

Accounts with specified beneficiaries – economic accounts and everyday living insurance coverage proceeds go to beneficiaries who are selected by you by means of a specified beneficiary sort, and are unable to be provided to a person else via a will.

Contingency gifts – leaving assets that are contingent on the beneficiary doing a duty or act (like marrying or attending higher education) is not generally legal. Normally speaking, you are not able to “take care of from the grave” by making an inheritance contingent on anyone finding married, changing their faith, and so forth. …

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President Trump Mandated Concrete Border Wall Financing and Construction

President Trump Mandated Concrete Border Wall Financing and Construction

President Trump’s campaign promise mandated a concrete border wall to stop illegal immigration from Mexico. Mexicans must finance and build the concrete structure. We the People must create a mutual agreement with Mexico for financing and construction to fulfill the Presidents promise. Usable Silica Sand is the Key.

First, think of a skyscraper like a Trump Tower. Skyscrapers worldwide are made of concrete. The main ingredient of concrete is Silica sand with a cement binder. The beautiful glass façade on buildings like the Trump tower are made of sand processed at twenty-three hundred degrees Fahrenheit. The foundations, driveways and sidewalks, basements and garages of single family homes are made of usable sand and cement. The ribbon of highways, bridges and tunnels connecting the world all have Silica sand as the main ingredient.

Usable Silica sand is the longtail keyword here. There is a worldwide shortage of the product. The desperate scarcity doesn’t end with building construction in the U.S.

From Jim Hightower’s Lowdown Newsletter we learn that within four years, from 2012 to 2016, China consumed more sand for construction than the US did between 1900 and 2000. And, the city of Shanghai has built more skyscrapers in just the past ten years than there are in New York City.

Wait a minute, you say. While the EPA was still functioning, we were told that deserts are growing worldwide at a disquieting pace. How can there be a shortage of sand? Unfortunately, desert sand is not suitable for construction. The …

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Writing a Eulogy For a Child’s Funeral

Writing a Eulogy For a Child’s Funeral

Nothing is more heartbreaking than the death of a child. Writing a eulogy for a young person can be a hard task, especially if one was close to the child. As you review the life of the child you will eulogize, remember why people deliver eulogies: to memorialize the person who has died and celebrate his or her life. (In Greek, eulogia means blessing or praise.) Your task is to sincerely deliver a positive tribute to the life of the child that has passed on. Preparing what to say in advance can make the job of writing and delivering a eulogy a little easier. Here are some tips on how to write a eulogy for a child:

Gather facts about the child to discover a main theme for the eulogy. Recall personal stories. Brainstorm what made the child truly happy. What will you remember most about the young person? Did the child have a special motto or any particular values? Mention special achievements. Get stories from others as well. Avoid negative, embarrassing, and sad stories.

Keep it simple. Once you begin writing your speech, aim for clarity. Big words are not necessary. Neither are great philosophical insights. Just be honest, and speak in a manner that would be understandable to a child.

Be organized: Include the following sections in your eulogy:

The Introduction. Introduce yourself and let others know how you are connected to the child. Your introduction should set up the main theme of the eulogy in a …

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Sample Funeral Poems

Sample Funeral Poems

Viewing sample funeral poems is helpful if you’re planning to include them inside your funeral programs or the funeral service. There are many different types of poetry that is appropriate, but you may find it helpful if they are categorized according to who they were written for.

For example, there are funeral poems written specifically geared for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and friend, just to name a few. Since there are so many different poems, you should find a web resource such as the one we’ve indicated below that actually organize the poems in relation to the person. This is helpful because it cuts down on the time consuming task of having to sift through many forms of poetry in order to find the perfect one.

Some sample funeral poems may include “Letting Go”, “Safely Home”, “Death is a Door”, and “The Broken Chain”. These are just a few of the best poems for funerals. You can also “Google” ‘best poems for funerals’ and come up with a few resources that provide you ideas on certain poems.

Poems can be easily incorporated into a funeral speech and noted within funeral prayer cards, memorial bookmarks and funeral programs. The words contained in them are encouraging to the grieving heart and provide some sort of comfort for the bereaved family. It’s not difficult to find them, all you need to do is utilize the power of the internet and take your pick! Using poems is a great idea and is often included in …

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House Husbands – A Role Reversal

House Husbands – A Role Reversal

For centuries, we have been locked into gender roles of male as the provider and protector and female as home maker and nurturer. But the 21st century has seen the beginning of role reversals within the family. Men are opting to stay at home and become house husbands. The West, especially Canada, UK and USA, has accepted this new concept of stay-at-home husbands. Asian and Indian families are still a long way from doing so. Muslims believe that it is unislamic for a man to take on the role of a woman.

Reasons for Change:
• As mid-life approaches, many men feel trapped in stressful corporate jobs. They long for less demanding occupations and believe that house work and care of children is easier and will leave time for recreation and hobbies.

• There has been an unprecedented rise of women in the work force. Higher education and professional skills have shattered the glass ceiling, so that women are able to take on jobs which were once the prerogative of men. In many instances, they may be drawing higher salaries than their husbands. Sometimes women are the sole bread winners. Feminist ideologies, availability of contraception and the influence of the Media have also contributed to the rise of working women.

• Unemployment and loss of white collar jobs for men.

• Marvels of telecommunication allow men to work from home and thus ensure a regular pay packet. Working hours and patterns are flexible.

Advantages of being Full-time Fathers:
1. This …

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