Standiford Memorials - Company Message
          As a memorialist, I have had the opportunity to meet with and talk with and get to know many families who have suffered the loss of a loved one.   I remember one particular elderly man who had lost his wife. During one of our conversations in my office he told me about how difficult it was for him to cope with the loss of his wife of many years. He indicated that he would go to the local malls to get exercise and while doing so he remarked about the pain he would feel as he watched couples come and go in the mall, something he and his wife often did together. He was clearly in pain and clearly was having a difficult time coping with his loss. After he left my office I took a few minutes to write him a letter to try to help him cope a little better. I sent the letter to him and a few days later he came in to my office and asked my mother if she would mind if he gave me a hug. She asked why and he said it was because of my coping letter. We met and hugged and he asked me to please do him a favor. He asked me to share the letter with as many people as I can because he said it did make a difference to him. My coping letter did help him as he coped with his loss. I promised that I would do so and I have shared with many families since then.  The letter can be seen by clicking on the word COPING shown above.
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