Back To Beto Unit, Holliday State Jail, Belltower Chapel And Saying Goodbye To Ann…

Back To Beto Unit, Holliday State Jail, Belltower Chapel And Saying Goodbye To Ann...

One of my dedicated readers reached out this week to check on me after my hysterectomy two weeks ago. The truth is that a secondary bacterial infection from the catheter caused a kidney and bladder infection that complicated my recovery. I’m doing better and still trying to accept the sudden death of my stepdaughter, Ann.  … [Read more…]

Too Many Indians & Not Enough Chiefs? More Wild Cards, Weird Situations & Working It Out On Location…

Too Many Indians & Not Enough Chiefs? More Wild Cards, Weird Situations & Working It Out On Location...

Since I’m still home recovering from my hysterectomy Wednesday, my phone is a work tool to keep up with Leigh Ann, Robert, Stephanie and Cindy.  Answering my emails, a family that had traveled from Arizona a few years ago to meet me for their wedding are coming back to Texas for their sons wedding that … [Read more…]

A Funeral For A Friend & A Texas Prison Wedding At TDCJ Luther Unit. More Road Trips, Rest Areas & Sad Surprises…

A Funeral For A Friend & A Texas Prison Wedding At TDCJ Luther Unit. More Road Trips, Rest Areas & Sad Surprises...

Yesterday as I left early to drive to Luther Unit and meet Antoinette in person for her Prison Wedding, I had no idea that my day would end with the tragic news that my ex husband had died on a plane due to a heart attack.   I was shocked and saddened to hear of … [Read more…]

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…]