Roxborough-Manayunk Patch can help you get the word out on weddings, deaths, births and more.
Want to announce the birth of your beautiful granddaughter? Has a beloved family member passed away? Do your children's stellar academic achievements deserve recognition? Whether the news regards births, engagements, deaths, religious occasions, promotions, graduations, weddings or honor roll, you can post major announcements to Roxborough-Manayunk Patch and let your neighbors know. We'll get the word out from there. Click this link to go right to the Roxborough-Manayunk Patch Announcement page. Here are the quick and easy directions to posting your announcement to Roxborough-Manayunk Patch. (See the images in this story for screen grabs if you are unclear what the links look like on the page.)
What I learned from the sudden loss of a family member.
The unfortunate truth is that no matter how healthy we are, no matter how well we take care of our bodies, we can meet a sudden and unexpected death from dozens of different ways, many of which have nothing to do with health. My family recently experienced a sudden death, and I saw firsthand how loved ones can be devastated and exhausted by hunting and pecking through paperwork in addition to their grief. I watched two children in their mid-20s have to speak with Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick (the director of Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home) about what they thought their mother would want at her funeral. I waded through piles of papers with my mother-in-law, trying to make heads or tails of bank accounts, debts, insurance, mortgage issues, and look…