A quirky yet practical blog that explores the inevitable.

By learning more about death, our mortality, and ways to say goodbye, the inevitable becomes less confronting. Written by Australian journalist Lisa Herbert, this blog aims to reveal interesting, informative, and sometimes fascinating facts and thoughts about end-of-life planning. 

So put on some comfy shoes as we explore cemeteries, the world of funerals, and death and dying.

The consequence of scattering ‘ashes’

You may have seen the video of Swans support Krystal Clayton scattering of ashes of her nan at the SCG. There are things you should know if you’re planning to do something similar. Ashes are certainly not environmentally or sportsfield friendly.

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Etched in stone: Cemeteries reveal a typhoid history

Few cemeteries don’t tell of a typhoid history. Very prevalent in the late 1890s, thankfully vaccination and improved sanitation means that typhoid is rare in developed countries. But the evidence of its aftermath remains etched in stone in our cemeteries.

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A memorial party? What will I wear?

When Ken Roberts was invited to a friend’s memorial party, he didn’t know what to wear. “There was plenty of food and drink and time to reflect and chat. I was amazed that three hours passed so very quickly. I thought it was a lovely, relaxed and genuine way to honour her life.”

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