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The End of Life: Exploring Death in America

Viewing the black and erie homepage of this website entitled Death in America might encourage one to shudder and quickly avoid it. But click on! This site, provided by National Public Radio, covers a number of very real issues surrounding the experiences of death and dying in America. It is highlighted by RealAudio and text transcripts of various "All Things Considered" segments on this topic that...
Association for Death Education and Counseling: Resources

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be a difficult process, and one that confounds even the most prepared individual. It can be equally difficult for those who work in the funerary industry, particularly those who are relatively new to the profession. Both groups will find this online resource to be very helpful. Created by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), this...
The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry

Today the tradition of mourning jewelry may be a foreign concept to many. Centuries ago, it was more commonplace to wear rings, brooches, pendants, and other jewels in memory of family and friends. This fine digital exhibit from the Massachusetts Historical Society provides a nice introduction to this practice via dozens of items collected as part of the Society's work. The materials here are...