Category "Thought for the week"

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Thoughts for the Week for September 12, 2016

Today, more people are realizing that planning a funeral in advance of need demonstrates love and consideration toward their family members. It is a thoughtful decision that reduces the stress of indecision and uncertainty when a death does occur. There […]

Thoughts for the Week for September 5, 2016

Ever had the good fortune to watch children ride a merry-go-round? Some ride standing up in the stirrups; some on one foot and then the other, some hanging on with both hands around the horse’s mane . . . We […]

Thoughts for the Week for August 29, 2016

LABOR DAY, instituted during the sweatshop era in our history, is now generally a holiday of affluence for Americans. The symbolism of Labor Day has been lost to many in the enjoyment of the good life. For most of us, […]

Thoughts for the Week for August 22, 2016

Today there are some who find themselves asking: “What good does a funeral really do?” Beyond providing a proper burial for the deceased, the funeral does a great deal for those whose lives go on. For the bereaved family, their […]

Thoughts for the Week for August 15, 2016

“True sorrow makes a silence in the heart” and we think even the most obtuse among us know enough not to intrude on such feelings. At such times, however, there is work that must be done–and we, at the Grimes […]

Thoughts for the Week for August 8, 2016

This would be a happier world if people always reached proper conclusions based on the evidence they see or hear. Too many times we are too quick to criticize and then afterwards we are sorry that we have been so […]

Thoughts for the Week for August 1, 2016

There is a big difference between a sterling silver plate and a silver plated one. One is silver all the way through and is expensive; the other is silver plated on the outside only and cost less. The silver on […]

Thoughts for the Week for July 25, 2016

The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of hopeful opportunity sought by ALL our families, who in generations past, left other shores to be free men among free and friendly people. Do you know about or did you ever read […]

Thoughts for the Week for July 18, 2016

The solution to our most difficult problems often lie simply in facing things as they are–and adding two words–“I accept.” The way of acceptance . . . How often that path is rejected by people who refuse to admit limitations, […]

Thoughts for the Week for July 11, 2016

“Success” is difficult to define. It means so many different things to different people. It might mean getting all A’s on report cards, or living in the ‘best’ neighborhood, or a position of influence. We all know people who are […]