If you search “how to write an obituary,” you’ll encounter oceans of articles about how you’ll need a few key dates, a listing of schools and jobs, and a listing of family members. The way it’s always been done. At Epilogg we ask, but where’s the LIFE? Where’s the joy, the heartbreak, the quirks, the legends, the jokes, the drama?
We’re reading obituaries all day every day, so we may have lost some perspective, but we here at Epilogg think telling a life story should be anything but gloomy or depressing.
Read about Epilogg in the news and learn about the new era of obituaries, one in which we tell rich, inspiring stories about people when they die.
Sometimes the phrase “close to home” can hit you from a couple different angles.
“The Death Space” is a phrase we at Epilogg hear a lot. It sounds a little less alarming to call our sector “End of Life Services” but we kinda like The Death Space. Bringing a little sci-fi energy to the startup world?
Axios is reporting that the average cost of dying in the U.S. is $19,566, per person. It varies by state (Hawaii up top, Mississippi at the bottom) and by how long you need end-of-life care, but the CDC is figuring that funerals and end-of-life care cost our country $63.8 billion in 2020.
I learned a lot about a friend at his recent funeral. I thought I knew the man who was a teacher and mentor to me, but while I listened to the speakers and watched a poignant photo slideshow of his life, I realized I hadn’t really known him and what a rich, complex and vibrant life he had led.
We here at Epilogg HQ can talk for DAYS about the ways Epilogg is better than a traditional obituary, about how you can truly Say It All. For free. (Seriously, we’ll talk your ear off. Don’t test us. Or maybe do!)
A friend posted on Instagram yesterday that her dad had passed away after a long stay in hospice. After a rollercoaster of health crises, she immediately wanted to share happier stories and memories. My heart connected with the emotions she was sharing as I remembered my similar moment in February 2016.
There’s no such thing as “The Best Obituary.” Still, we can’t help but share some extra fascinating life stories that make us smile.