Deaths of family members or friends are, by their nature, painful times. We struggle to find ways to help those closest deal with the grief. Sending flowers to the funeral has always been an American tradition and this means a lot. For some families, however, a choice has been made and arrangements put in place for concerned friends and family members to donate money that would have been spent on flowers to go to designated charities. We receive donations in this way and truly appreciate the honor that is given to us from them. If you would like envelopes to facilitate this kind of donation, please let me know. Again, we are very grateful for all donations and especially humbled for ones that come to us in memory of a loved one. What more loving way could there be to honor the memory of someone dear than by improving the life of another!