By | December 13th, 2018 | 2 Comments | Posted under: Funeral, Musings

Why does the sun go on shining? Why does the sea rush to shore? Don’t they know it’s the end of the world? – Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent Most of you reading this are aware of the Southern custom regarding funeral processions: when a funeral procession comes by, if at all possible, oncoming traffic pulls […]

25 Years

By | May 11th, 2018 | 2 Comments | Posted under: Funeral, Musings, Staff

This weekend Magnolia Funeral Home commemorates twenty-five years serving Corinth and the surrounding areas. This kind of business has no luxury of hope – when your loved ones come to us earthly hope is past. Our work holds no promise of healing – when we are with you true healing has already come. All of […]

An Ode To Time

By | October 2nd, 2017 | 8 Comments | Posted under: Funeral, Musings

I walked in a home to carry the dead away. The owner’s dish from breakfast sat in his sink, unwashed. He ran out of time to take care of it. His books sat on his shelves. His clock ticked on, running. But his time came. The walls are lined with pictures – many of them […]

How To Hold

By | September 18th, 2017 | 12 Comments | Posted under: Musings

Memory after surgery is spotty – I remember bits and pieces of the evening after waking up from having my chest cracked open and new passageways added to my heart. But I remember my older kids coming to see me that evening. They had been there through the whole surgery, but I don’t remember that. […]

What You Take

By | August 22nd, 2017 | 3 Comments | Posted under: Musings

We often hear the expression “you can’t take it with you”. While this is technically true, you can fix it so that nobody else gets it either. I’ve buried thousands of dollars worth of jewelry before. I never know if it’s by the wishes of the deceased or as a comfort to the family – […]