We all have a favorite car or truck that we drive or used to own. It's usually not fancy or fast. Last month I bought a used truck....for 100.00. It needed a little work and it has no bells or whistles. However that little rusty truck is now my favorite vehicle to drive. It's simple and it gets the job done.
When I bought it, I really didn't need it. My thought was that it would be handy to have in the future. In the last few weeks, there have been quite a few times where it turned out that I am glad I bought it because I really did need a truck. If I had waited to buy a truck until I really needed it, I surely would have spent much more than 100.00.
So what can we learn from my experience? Pre-planning for your future needs pays off. We can all agree that being able to make decisions when you aren't under pressure is the
best way. You can also do things very simple and still achieve the same peace of mind that your future needs are taken care of.
If you would like to see how planning ahead for your future needs can benefit your family, I invite you to give us a call and set up an appointment. We can assist you with funeral and memorial planning as well as cemetery and monument work.
In the next week, we will be back out in the local cemeteries engraving monuments again. It is something I look forward to every year. I have always preferred to work outside over sitting at my desk.
Of course some time has to be spent in the office and in the last month I've made some significant improvements in how we serve families. Our new online Collaboration Center is letting families use technology to play an even more active role in the funeral process. Soon you will be able to pre-plan for yourself or a loved one from the comfort of your home and the information is uploaded to us in real time.
New technology can be great, but there are certain things it will never replace. Sitting down and having a heart to heart discussion with your family is a "technology" that will never become obsolete.
James Morman, Owner, Funeral Director, Embalmer
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