Top 4 Ways to Reduce Funeral Costs

How can a family bring down funeral costs for a loved one? Here are four top ways, tried and true. Enacting even one of these can save you thousands. First off, this PSA is brought to you by Piedmont Pine Coffins. We make green-manufactured pine coffins (actually, rectangular caskets, to be precise), and we help […]

Checklist for those dearly departing

I’m not dying, the old soldier told me, I’m just going on a long trip. Well, I just started a long trip in Central America. Here’s my checklist for those dearly departing. Lemme ‘splain. If you’re catching up, this is Don from Piedmont Pine Coffins. I’m in Costa Rica — alone for a time, before family […]

Death and snorkeling in Costa Rica

In this part of Costa Rica, you see new beasts. New to a North Carolina lad, anyway. It’s Don from Piedmont Pine Coffins checking in. I’m on a sojourn at the jungle tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. While I’m away, my design partner John Jull will be making and delivering the coffins. Thank you, John! […]

Best Funeral Homes in Cary, NC

If you found this page, you probably want details about the best funeral homes in Cary, NC. To begin, I’m Don from Piedmont Pine Coffins. Over the last five years I’ve dealt with lots of funeral homes and cemeteries in Cary and the Triangle. You can view more about that here. I’ve been on the local […]

GoFundMe funerals vs John 19:39-40

GoFundMe funerals. You’ve probably heard of them. Suddenly, on the motorway, a mother and her two toddlers are killed in an accident. The mother happens to be “too poor to die,” so her Christian church rallies to pay funeral expenses in excess of $20K. One member mounts a GoFundMe campaign that makes the rounds on […]

What’s a Weep, and why I wish you one

Do you ever catch a Weep? I caught a Weep this morning from a memory 35 years old. The Spirit moves over the face of the waters, and these days maybe via blogs and FaceBook too, so permit me to explain. But first, for the many new readers: This is Don from Piedmont Pine Coffins, […]