Blog 2018-03-18T20:33:13-05:00

On Mother’s Day, Honor the Mothers without Children, Too

On Mother’s Day, Honor the Mothers without Children, Too For all its commercial slickness, Mother’s Day is really a sweet holiday. It’s a time for us to reflect on all that our mothers do for us, and a time for moms to receive heartfelt trinkets that let them know their families love them. For those [...]

May 4th, 2021|Blog|

Did You Know Baue Is Certified by The Green Burial Council?

Did You Know Baue Is Certified by The Green Burial Council? In 1998, the first green cemetery in the US opened. The idea was simple, find a way to honor loved ones in a more eco-friendly manner than traditional burials. Green burials use natural embalming processes and biodegradable caskets. By creating the option of green [...]

April 21st, 2021|Blog|

Resuming to a New Normal: Life After Loss During the Pandemic

Resuming to a New Normal: Life After Loss During the Pandemic More and more people are venturing out and attempting to resume normal life.  Vaccinations are being distributed.  The warm air allows people to visit outside more comfortably. Families are planning vacations.   And there is a glimpse of hope that the worst of the pandemic [...]

April 19th, 2021|Blog|

FEMA Funeral Reimbursement

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. For the latest information please visit https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

April 2nd, 2021|Blog|

Documenting your Grief: Journal Your Way Through

Documenting your Grief: Journal Your Way Through There are so many misconceptions about grief.  Those that have not experienced the loss of a loved one believe that grief has stages and an expiration date.  Those that are grief avoidant step away from the negative emotions and try to make things better for the bereaved by [...]

February 9th, 2021|Blog|

Coping with Grief and the Holidays

Coping with Grief and the Holidays Traditions that have been carried out for many years, may look different right now. I am often asked, do I put up a tree, send out cards, cook traditional dishes, keep everything as it was last year, change it or do nothing at all? Your energy levels may feel [...]

December 18th, 2020|Blog|

Preparing the Gardens for Fall and Winter

Preparing the Gardens for Fall and Winter We are very busy at St. Charles Memorial Gardens preparing the gardens for the winter. There is a lot we do now to set the cemetery up for success through the winter and into the spring.   We will be placing green flags in the cemetery. These are [...]

November 20th, 2020|Blog|

Understanding Your Grief: Hope for the Holidays by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness. Love Does Not End With Death Since love does not [...]

October 30th, 2020|Blog|