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…]

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…]

Two Weddings & A Funeral?  What A Weekend…Travels Of The Texas Twins

Two Weddings & A Funeral?  What A Weekend...Travels Of The Texas Twins

I knew this weekend would be busy, busy, busy with two weddings and two rehearsals but an unexpected funeral was thrown into the mix.  I usually don’t write about funerals for privacy reasons but this was one of the most celebrated memorials I’ve ever officiated with a margarita machine and Tex-Mex Buffett.  Officiating a funeral … [Read more…]

Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Services Offered

Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Services Offered

Are you a “Bride on a Budget?” Well friend, both of these businesses were set up to specifically address the lack of low cost ceremony and services within the DFW area.  Offering Wedding Officiant, Funeral Clergy, Vow Renewal, Baptism, Christening, Baby Naming, Adoption Ceremony, House Blessing, Product Promotion, Fundraising, Public Appearances, Personal Prayers and more- … [Read more…]

Bold Personalities? The Texas Twins Are Far From Shy Baby! We Paved a Rocky Path to Help Others

Bold Personalities? The Texas Twins Are Far From Shy Baby! We Paved a Rocky Path to Help Others

Walk a mile in my shoes I’ve often told others who view my outspoken opinions or blatantly honest insights as either offensive or outrageous. My twin sister, Cindy Daniel and I earned the right to speak our minds by crawling over, under and often around any obstacle placed in our paths. Survivors aren’t shy! Spoiled? … [Read more…]

Understanding The Funeral Rule, My Role as a Clergy is More Complex Than You Think…

Understanding The Funeral Rule, My Role as a Clergy is More Complex Than You Think...

Death is shocking to any surviving family member. When I’m called upon to oversee a graveside or memorial service for the departed my part is much more complex than simply “showing up” to officiate the ceremony. Going over key details in burial contracts that laymen or survivors may not understand as “hidden fees” or unnecessary … [Read more…]

Pet Funerals Give Closure to Families, Texas Twins Events & Reverend Wendy Wortham Pet Memorials

Pet Funerals Give Closure to Families, Texas Twins Events & Reverend Wendy Wortham Pet Memorials

An animals love is the purest form of love that there is. They do not see our mistakes, and they never judge us. To them we are perfect, and to us they are perfect. They bring us joy, comfort, protection, loyalty, companionship, and most of all love. Pets enrich our lives in many ways. I … [Read more…]

Patriot Guard Riders Their Mission Their Vision and Their Role in Military Funerals

Patriot Guard Riders Their Mission Their Vision and Their Role in Military Funerals

A non profit 501(c)3 organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen Military Heroes. Texas Twins Events regularly donates to this organization for many reasons. As our readers know, we support and have great respect for all areas of the Military. In fact, many members of our family are active or retired … [Read more…]

Las Brisas Acapulco Beautiful & Exotic Honeymoon Location Where I Nearly Drowned…

Las Brisas Acapulco Beautiful & Exotic Honeymoon Location Where I Nearly Drowned...

Often in life it is the unexpected events that we never prepare for that teach us the fragility of life. Not many people are aware that my husband has never had a desire to travel outside the United States.  It’s ironic since I have travelled extensively most of my life, in fact my son Robert … [Read more…]