Memorials, Honors, and Ceremonies: Lessons and Rituals

Memorials, Honors, and Ceremonies As Chelsea and I are taking Rowen to many of his “firsts” such as Aggie sports events and other special ceremonies, I’ve found myself thinking more about when my parents first taught me about etiquette and rituals as special occasions and memorials. As we have been going through this for the … Read more

OPAS Season 51 promises to be ASTONISHING! Music Will Fill the Rudder Complex

  There’s no way to expect that the team at Texas A&M’s MSC OPAS could surpass last year’s 50th anniversary season, but they have, and they’ve already sold out a special event in March 2024! Season 51 begins this evening at Rudder Auditorium, with The Barricade Boys’ West End Party. If you like the harmonies … Read more

Local Cemetery Burial — Options and Opportunities

  Let’s accept it. The only time we willingly discuss cemeteries is where we are supposed to go when a friend or family member dies and we are to attend a service following the funeral. Most of us know where two of the local cemeteries, but can you name how many cemeteries have plots available … Read more

Cremation Stones Are an Option for Permanent Remembrances

If you have chosen cremation for your final plans, there is an additional selection and that is whether you would like to have a clean alternative to disposition or distribution of ashes. Callaway-Jones now offers you a “green” alternative to storing ashes in an urn. Instead, there’s a process where 100% of the ashes are … Read more

What Black History Month Means to All of Us in the Brazos Valley

Since 1986, the arrival of February 1 each year means the remembrance of Black History Month, established by Congress passing Public Law 99-244, that year marking “the beginning of the sixtieth annual public and private salute to Black History.” Originally a celebration that was one-month-long, the focus on study and scholarship of African American history … Read more

Callaway-Jones Salutes Veterans Today

As the calendar turned to Nov. 11th today, almost every adult American realized it was a special day of remembering. It’s the day we honor the men and women who have served our country whether in wartime or in peace. History reminds us that the setting aside this day, once known as Armistice Day, occurred … Read more

What Is a Themed Funeral?

Have you ever attended a funeral where you walked out of the event with a feeling like the person was not truly known to the person who officiated? Did their message leave you with a sense of sorrow because you knew more about the person who died than they did? That has happened more than … Read more

Is Your Name Included on Our Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial?

August 15th is the deadline you’re going to want to remember! Have you and your family had the chance, recently, to visit College Station’s Veterans Park? In addition to Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and other national holidays, the chance to be present in a tranquil, reverent environment, shaded by trees even in this unbearable heat, … Read more

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