Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thinking Outside the Box

Our loved ones are special. They have interests, dislikes, and "quirks" that set them apart from everyone else. Today, more than ever, generations are focusing on celebrating the things that make their loved ones unique.

It is no secret that Mr. Graham loved to fly. It was his passion. And when those who did not know Mr. Graham look at his stone, they, too, will gain a sense of both his humor and his hobby.

So what qualities set your loved one apart? How can you incorporate their passions into their memorial? Would you like something that stands out from surrounding memorials or something that conforms to the general style?
Those are great questions to ask yourself before shopping for a memorial and are good things to go over with our staff if you are a little uncertain of what you are looking for.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Epitaphs are tricky sometimes. It's not because they are difficult to write but because it is often difficult to think of the perfect words to use to sum up our loved ones' lives. Many families come to me and express a desire to write something but they just aren't sure what that something is and look to me for help. For that reason I have made a list of popular epitaphs that are used today and have posted that list on our website. If you are also struggling to come up with an epitaph please check out the list on our Frequently Asked Questions page at http://www.emersonmonument.com/.