Special Valentine’s delivery reminds widows and military wives they aren’t alone – CNN

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(CNN)Eight years ago, Seth Stewart, 28, and one of his three brothers decided to pass out two dozen roses to their single friends for Valentine’s Day. The community got wind of their generosity, and the next year they began receiving requests, turning a small idea into an annual tradition.

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Woman writes her own hilarious obituary – YAHOO

“Finally, I got the smoking hot body I always wanted!”

While one woman recently used her obituary to blame Trump for hastening her death, another turned to comedy. This week the Hamilton Spectator in Hamilton, Canada, published the obituary for the late Sybil Hicks. Rather than list her age or cause of death — though it’s noted that she died “peacefully” with her eldest daughter by her side on the morning of Feb. 2 — the obituary makes a cremation joke and refers to her “loving husband” as “Horse’s A**.”

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How the Civil War Changed American Funerals

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During the Civil War, an estimated 620,000 men died, many of the deaths due to non-combat related disease. Families wanted their loved one shipped home in order to give them a proper farewell. The bodies would decompose by the time they were returned home, thus the practice of embalming began to emerge.   The death of President Lincoln was also another reason embalming became mainstream. When he was killed in 1865, his wife requested Lincoln to be embalmed. A funeral train carried his preserved body throu

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