the art of family, and the joy of celebrating life

Derek Maul, Monday and Friday

Roy, Rachel, Jesse, Rebekah, and Joe Roy, Rachel, Jesse, Rebekah, and Joe

Don’t misunderstand me when I say that I really enjoyed Saturday morning’s memorial service for Myrt Hubbard Alexander. The occasion was sad, poignant, and memorable, yes – but it was also a celebration full with joy.

First Presbyterian Church of Apopka was packed to overflowing with people, and the participants all shared wonderful stories that told the truth about a life well lived, and detailed the transformational effect such a witness to love can have on the world we live in.

In other words – and from one of my favorite stories in the book GET REAL – if you want to have a great memorial service, then live a great life.

Lindsay Lindsay

PHOTOS: 100 years and more in the past, professional photographers used to show up at funerals and offer to take family photographs. The practice made perfect sense, because funerals mark a signal moment in…

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