Daily Life - Funeral Arrangements (C0213)

A:  Hi Daniel, how are you holding up? I am greatly sorry for your loss.
B:  Thank you, I'm doing much better. I've begun organizing everything for the funeral.
A:  How's that going ?
B:  It's a lot harder than I imagined. There are many things that you have to to arrange. I booked a time and date with the funeral home, but I still have a lot of things to do.
A:  Have you bought a burial plot and a casket?
B:  No. Wendy is being cremated. She always talked about how she didn't want to be buried. I already chose a cremation urn and we plan to spread the ashes in the ocean.
A:  I see, that sounds like something she would have really liked. I am sure the memorial service will be tasteful. You are doing a great job.
B:  Thanks, it hasn't been easy, but luckily we have life insurance and Wendy left behind a detailed will that will sort out any other legal matters.

Key Vocabulary

hold upcontinue to live through hardship
burialthe act of burying, esp the interment of a dead body
cremateburn up something and reduce to ash
tastefulbeing in keeping with good taste
detailhaving many details

Supplementary Vocabulary

Arrangeto make preparations
MorgueA place where dead bodies are stored
Funeral HomeA place where memorial services are held
To bookto set a specific time to do something
To grieveto be sad

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