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This Celebration of Life ceremony was filled with life stories as a tribute to a man who taught and inspired others. The procession to the interment was led by a horse-drawn cart for the casket and a horse-drawn carriage for the immediate family.
It was an honor to give Big Marv his final sendoff.
We had a table at the American Humanist 74th Conference in Downtown Denver from May 7-10, 2015. During that time, we had met with numerous folks from around the country, and internationally, promoted our Celebrant work, and conferred with other Celebrants. Subsequent to the event, we were interviewed by Rachael Berman from the Humanist Society.
Thanks goes to Rachael Berman for providing us with an opportunity to share what we do.
The interview is titled: "Celebrating the Celebrants: An Interview with Humanist Officiants Jennifer and Tim Bailey"
The interview was posted on the 19th of May at the following link: Interview
In Memory of Jean Richen June 19, 1927 - April 4, 2015
Celebrating Times of Change had written and performed the Celebration of Life Ceremony for Jean Richen, on Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2pm at Olinger Highland Mortuary Chapel.
Celebrating Times of Change wrote and performed the Celebration of Life Ceremony for John H. Adams, a classic car and Harley enthusiast who was a loving supportive man to all his family and friends. He was loved deeply in return. The Celebration of Life Ceremony was held 11:00 a.m., Sunday, 29 March 2015, at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary.
"There isn't time - so brief is life - for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. there is only time for loving - & but an instant, so to speak, for that."
- Samuel L. Clemens 'Mark Twain', Letter to Clara Spaulding;
20 August 1886.
The Dunafon Castle, located west of Denver in beautiful Bear Creek Canyon, is one of the most scenic venues for a wedding ceremony. It is a private residential location in which the owners often rent out for events such as weddings and other ceremonies. Located near Idledale and Kittridge, about six miles west of Morrison and four miles east of Evergreen, off of Highway 74, which is known better as the Mountain Parks Road. It was completed in 1941, is built on a beautiful landscape with a peninsula which provides a breathtaking view of Bear Creek. There is a trail along the creek that provides a vista of the Castle.
An article from two years ago coverning Death Cafes. From the Huffington Post.
Frank discussions about death are healthy, breaking the barriers of taboo so that the conversation can be discussed. Bringing it out in the open aassists in dispelling fear and anxiety associated with death and dying.
Death Cafes Grow As Places To Discuss, Learn About End Of Life
Posted: 02/04/2013 6:21 pm EST
A Fine Broomfield, Colorado Venue
We've been more than pleased with the The Wildflowers English Tea Room, The Hilltop, and the Burns Pub and Restaurant. This is where we, Tim and Jennifer, had held our Renewal of Vows Ceremony. It is authentically British with a touch of class and style. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the cities yet still accessible and not remote or difficult to get to.
The food has always been spectacular, the drink even more so. John, Maureen, and Jonny have become good friends and we always enjoy returning for a meal and revisiting memories. The location is a splendid choice for a small, intimate ceremony and reception. The rooms at the inn are also very spacious, relaxing, and well worth the rates. We highly recommend this venue for ceremonies as well as for a night to unwind and enjoy good food, drink, and company. Cheers!
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
- Henry James
There is a podcast of interest to those in the Funeral and Memorial Celebrancy field, 'Make Ceremony Matter More' with Cyndy Neilly-Spence, Life-Cycle Celebrant®. This is a seven-episode (as of this writing) podcast about serving funeral clients through unique and personal ceremony.
Commentary on the first seven episodes will be posted on this blog in the future.
Link: Make Ceremony Matter More.