Taking a Dirt Nap

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Dodds Memorials

Taking a Dirt Nap – Why we need to plan for a final resting place Well, you’re gone, dead, kicked off, taking a dirt nap and, according to people I meet, you could care less about what happens to you!  How many people, men especially, have the mindset of “just put in a ditch and… Read more »

Next Drop in the Bucket- Life Insurance

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What happens when you die?  I know, you are thinking this will turn into some existential debate about God, the afterlife, or reincarnation!  Actually, I am talking about a different subject entirely.  What do I mean when I ask what happens when you die?  I mean how will your family continue financially in your absence? … Read more »

Dying Well: Considerations of Comfort Care and Hospice By Neil Fogarty

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In the 1978 movie The End, the character Sonny Lawson (Burt Reynolds) discovers he has an incurable blood disease.  Rather than undergo the agony of an extended, painful end of life, Sonny Lawson decides to take his own life.  Finally landing in a mental institution, the main character enlists the help of another inmate to…

Not Cousin Eddie! – Make sure you know who will make healthcare decisions for you By Neil Fogarty

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Everyone remembers the bumbling Cousin Eddie from the National Lampoon Vacation movies. Played by Randy Quaid, this half-witted character gets laughs for his sheer stupidity. “Real tomato ketchup Eddie?” “Oh, nothing but the best!” This interplay between the Clark Griswold character and Eddie is a great gag, but what if Clark ends up in the…

The First Drop in the Family Bucket List: What you need to know to protect those you love By Neil Fogarty

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“I don’t need a will!” “I’m young and healthy.” “I can worry about that later.” Amazingly, responses like these are all too common in our society. According to a RocketLawyer Study study, 60 percent of Americans don’t have a will. Of those ages 45-54, fully 70 percent have not taken the time to make a…