A lot of people are getting their DNA tested today to find out where they came from and what makes them who they are today. While it would be very interesting to go back in time and talk to some of the original people in your family, that’s not possible. But what is possible is speaking to the older family members you have available to you now. Someday, they might need cremation services in Richland, PA after the pass on and you will no longer have the chance to hear from them. Before that time comes, talk to them and learn what you can about your family’s history.
Ask About First Loves
Your grandparents or great grandparents may have found love first with their spouse, but do you know how they met and fell in love? The stories may be short or long, but they’re always going to be interesting. It’s also possible that the elder in question fell in love with someone else, things didn’t work, and then they met their spouse later and started a life.
Ask About Locations
Perhaps your family has always been in this area, but most likely not. Even if your eldest family members have always lived around here, they probably remember other family members older than them who did not. They can tell you about their grandparent that came over from England or their sister who moved to the west coast and so on. You can learn about your own history through the locations they can highlight.
Ask About Conditions
You know how much conditions have changed in the past few decades. Cell phones are all the rage, but you can remember a time when phones on the walls in houses were the only option. Think about how much has changed in the world since your elder was born. They can tell you about a time when they perhaps had no running water in their home, no electricity, and no other perks that we are so used to today. Hearing about those conditions can give you a real history lesson—and a real appreciation for modern comforts.
Perhaps your family gathers a lot and you have time together on a regular basis. But even so, you may not always take the chance to sit down with the eldest members and really get to know their history—and that of your family. When cremation services in Richland, PA occur within your family, it brings everyone together. You can use that time to learn more about those around you or set a special time with the eldest members to dive into their history. They’re usually excited to have interest and to tell stories about the past. IF you want more details on arranging final services, contact Simple Alternatives Funeral Home & Crematory at (814) 533-5832 with your questions. With any luck, you still have plenty of time with your older family members. You can also visit us in person at 717 Main St Windber, PA 15963.