January, 2016

For 75 years, Colma, Calif., has been steadily collecting bodies and it's constantly getting deader. As of 2009, the city had 1,500 living residents and 1.5 million marked graves. Seventy-three percent of Colma's land belongs to the dead with the rest occupied by people who have a great sense of humor. The town's motto: "It's Great To Be Alive In Colma."  Colma Cremation & Funeral Services is fortunate to be located in this beautiful historic city right in the middle of the cemeteries.  ...

We rightly wish each other "happy New Year," but we also know that a new year does not start happily for everyone. Our lives lie between sorrow and joy, as Zora Neale Hurston eloquently wrote, "I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and a sword in my hands." Perhaps you find yourself now "in Sorrow's kitchen." Or perhaps you work with those who are grieving, or someone close to you has experienced...