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Legacy Matters

Because your life counts and what you leave behind is the evidence of the life you lived. Why not tell it your way.

Published: 2018-01-05T11:36:19-05:00


'Ambulance of death' to boost business of mafia-linked funeral home


Paramedic 'killed patients in ambulance to get payout from their funerals in mafia scheme' Italian police have arrested an ambulance worker on suspicion of killing people to earn money from funeral homes linked to the mafia. Davide Garofalo, 42,...

Genetics Roundup


With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories Are Rewritten by Gina Kolata in the NYTimes Widespread DNA testing has shed light on the ancestry of millions of Americans. But these services have limitations, and the results can be uncertain....

Dancing with Death


Madagascar plague is spreading because relatives are digging up their corpses and dancing with them. All Saints Day, otherwise known as the 'Day of the Dead', is a public holiday which takes place on November 1 each year, sees...

Funny tombstones


Bored panda has scads of funny tombstones And in my hometown...

"There is a big market for dead bodies"


This Reuters Investigative Report on the trade of human bodies by Brian Grow and John Shiffman will give you second thoughts if you plan to donate your body after your death. In the U.S. market for human bodies, almost...

The Only Man Buried on the Moon


An ounce of his ashes actually. Eugene Shoemaker Is Still the Only Man Buried on the Moon To date, the late scientist Eugene Shoemaker is still the only person whose remains have been sent to the moon. Even casual...

Preparations for a Royal Funeral in Thailand


King Bhumibol Adulyadej ruled Thailand for 7 decades.  The preparations for his funeral have taken a year.  Thailand's Royal Funeral - A Photo Essay Aerial view of Royal Crematorium (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters) Artisans have worked for ten months in Bangkok's...

More bizarre deaths


These short tales of unexpected and unforeseen deaths are to reinforce the truth that we never know when death will come to us and so we should be prepared to die at all times.  May their family and friends,...

Cemetery roundup


In 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, Loren Rhoads is quite specific about appropriate behavior in graveyards. “Rule number one is be respectful. Even cemeteries that are closed to new burials deserve to be treated like something precious...

Lanterns of the Dead Lighting the Way


The Lanterns of the Dead At some point in the early part of the 12th century, people in the center and west of France began to erect strange constructions – effectively hollow towers with a hole for a lantern...