What Is The “Funeral Rule” And How Does It Work? 

What Is The "Funeral Rule" And How Does It Work? 

The Funeral Rule went into effect on April 30, 1984.  Funeral providers are required to give consumers accurate, itemized price information and various disclosures about funeral goods and services.  In addition, the Rule prohibits:  Misrepresenting legal, crematory, and cemetery requirements;  Embalming for a fee without permission; Requiring the purchase of a casket for direct cremation; … [Read more…]

The Differences Between Texas Twins Events Bookings & The Pawning Planners Families Create A “Unique” Client Base…

The Differences Between Texas Twins Events Bookings & The Pawning Planners Families Create A "Unique" Client Base...

Explaining how Texas Twins Events, Texas Twins Treasures & The Pawning Planners work together isn’t easy.  A few months ago, I wrote a blog describing the differences between a wide and varied client base to “paint a picture” for a reporter that was confused after reading an interview with me last year written by Jeff … [Read more…]

Roles Of Volunteer Clergy At Area Hospitals As Pastoral Care Staff Members…

Roles Of Volunteer Clergy At Area Hospitals As Pastoral Care Staff Members...

Most consumers and patients don’t realize that members of the clergy on site at area hospitals are not employed by the hospital because we are volunteers.  Often my role is as a hospice clergy to offer comfort to families during the window of passing for the patient and occasionally for the patient if they have … [Read more…]

Interview At NOH8 Campaign With The Pawning Planners March 2015 Dallas CW33 NewsFix

Interview At NOH8 Campaign With The Pawning Planners March 2015 Dallas CW33 NewsFix

A lot of things have changed this past year with one of them being the legalization of same sex marriage in Texas.  Gone are the days of driving to Oklahoma with my Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Team.  When my twin sister and I along with our Little Pawners were pulled aside for this interview, many … [Read more…]

Funerals, Family Fights & Fun Memories? Inlaws & Outlaws Bring The Drama…

Funerals, Family Fights & Fun Memories? Inlaws & Outlaws Bring The Drama...

Some of my “most memorable memories” these past five years have been at funerals. Just as a first meeting with a new client can be unpredictable and often surprising- funerals are often more drama filled than the weddings, pawning parties, Liquidations & baby showers!  Why? Because #Cindyism “When you are the trail boss- the road … [Read more…]

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One…

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One...

In psychiatry, complicated grief disorder (CGD) is a proposed disorder for those who are significantly and functionally impaired by prolonged grief symptoms for at least one month after six months of bereavement.  It is distinguished from non impairing grief and other disorders. Understanding the symptoms of complicated grief isn’t easy but, there are signs:  Persistent … [Read more…]

Why “Expanding My Brand” Created Other Opportunities For The Pawning Planners…

Why "Expanding My Brand" Created Other Opportunities For The Pawning Planners...

When I created Texas Twins Events several years ago, my plan was to offer low cost options as a wedding officiant, party planner, event coordinator & funeral clergy.  My initial plan was to offer services alone to clients but, over the years my plan changed based on my clients needs. I quickly realized that my … [Read more…]

Families, Funerals & Fond Memories With A Few Funny Stories…

Families, Funerals & Fond Memories With A Few Funny Stories...

Yesterday while reading a remembrance while at a visitation for Jo Ann Caffey, I was struck by the powerful message- “A Wife, a Mother, a Granny too, This is the legacy we have from you, You taught us to love and how to fight, You gave us strength, You gave us might.  A stronger person … [Read more…]

Why My Twin Sister, Cindy Daniel Calls Herself The GingerTwin…

Why My Twin Sister, Cindy Daniel Calls Herself The GingerTwin...

My sister is unfiltered and funny as heck because she “calls em as she sees em!”  I was just glancing over a blog she posted several months ago titled “Mansions, Moochers & Morons” and wound up spitting out my coffee.  You see, the circumstances for that Dream Event were based on the mother of the … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham & Travels of the Texas Twins- My Unique Story…

Wendy Wortham & Travels of the Texas Twins- My Unique Story...

It’s complicated to understand the hows and whys of business that target families with little or no money.  After all why would anyone want to help people that couldn’t afford to pay them?  I decided to change things and open a window for these families that didn’t exist because my son’s wedding was so expensive … [Read more…]