We get to carry each other

We get to carry each otherA recent download of FREE coffin plans to one Ann-Marie in NC got me going on “get to.” Read on, I’ll ‘splain.

For the many of you just joining (thanks!), we are Piedmont Pine Coffins, and we spread the gospel of green burial.

Also, we like the kind of thing that Ann-Marie and her family just did. She bought coffin plans from us, and then, as she tells it, My brothers were able to take measurements & create for my daddy a one-of-a-kind pine box. 

Ann-Marie sent me this photo of the coffin on the back of a pickup truck near a workshop. A scene after my own heart. Check it out. Pretty, hand-made, custom, one-of-a-kind.

We get to carry each other


You see, folks, at the end, we get to carry each other. I didn’t say “have to.” No, we get to, as honor, privilege, and right. By my lights, the more we do it — the more involvement we have in the undertaking of a funeral — the more “get to” we get.

As U2 sings in One:

One love, one blood
One life, you got to do what you should
One life with each other
Sisters, brothers
One life, but we’re not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other
One life


  1. You stand for such an amazing cause! I love it.
    Keep up the good work my friends!