The Beginning of the Blog About the End

by Amy L. Silva Rigtrup

Welcome to The Silva Lining. On this blog and partnered with my radio show on WSAR 1480AM, I hope to create a comfortable place that is free from pressure or judgment where we can discuss anything and everything about funerals, death, dying, pre-planning, grief, support, history and traditions.

Throughout my life, I have had many social conversations where people have been in awe, confusion and sometimes horror about my upbringing in a funeral home and chosen profession as a funeral director. The majority have a million questions and exclaim that they have never had the opportunity to speak with a funeral director.

That's exactly why I am doing this - reaching out and making myself available. Why? Because most people have thoughts, misconceptions and questions about the funeral industry, but do people feel comfortable calling a funeral director to simply chat? Not likely.

I'm here for you. Ask away. Pretend we just met at a bar and let's just chat. No judgement, no pressure, no bias.

Let's take the topics around this industry "out of the coffin" so to speak.