Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois http://www.hansenspear.com Affordable cremation and funeral services in Quincy, Illinois and the TriStates area. Find information on grief support, legal issues, and other funeral related questions. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:36:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Just Do Something http://www.hansenspear.com/just-do-something/ http://www.hansenspear.com/just-do-something/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:06:09 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27954 As I was listening to Lou Simon on Sirius radio Saturday, I learned about the history of a song that I always liked growing up. It was Hugh Masekela’s ‘Grazing in […]

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Fathers http://www.hansenspear.com/fathers/ http://www.hansenspear.com/fathers/#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:14:27 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27854 We all have them and this Sunday we celebrate them. It’s the stories that go with them that make them the legends they are. I think a dad’s two major roles […]

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Will’s Greek Vinaigrette http://www.hansenspear.com/wills-greek-vinaigrette/ http://www.hansenspear.com/wills-greek-vinaigrette/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 02:19:47 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27795 Having food allergies has made enjoying some of my favorite recipes a challenge.  It also leads to much experimenting in the kitchen.  For years I have wanted to find a […]

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Shrimp in Bacon Panko (Gluten Free) http://www.hansenspear.com/shrimp-bacon-panko-gluten-free/ http://www.hansenspear.com/shrimp-bacon-panko-gluten-free/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 16:05:07 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27745   We recently resurrected an old recipe from our early marriage that was based on shrimp and Bacon Thins crackers. However, our eating habits have changes so much (gluten free/dairy […]

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Our Japanese Maple/Mrs. Hansen’s Tree http://www.hansenspear.com/japanese-maplemrs-hansens-tree/ http://www.hansenspear.com/japanese-maplemrs-hansens-tree/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:27:35 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27622   One of the landmark trees in Quincy has always been the Japanese Maple on the corner of 16th and State Street, in the front yard of the Hansen-Spear Funeral […]

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12 Folds of Honor http://www.hansenspear.com/12-folds/ http://www.hansenspear.com/12-folds/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:48:39 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27527 Every honorably discharged active duty veteran is entitled to have military rites performed at his or her funeral or memorial service. In our area we are blessed to have two […]

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Why attend? http://www.hansenspear.com/why-attend/ http://www.hansenspear.com/why-attend/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:33:51 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27473 My favorite teacher was Mrs. Crawley. She was my fifth grade teacher. And, although that was many years ago, her kindness stayed with me through the rest of my school […]

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We owe them our lives http://www.hansenspear.com/we-owe-them-our-lives/ http://www.hansenspear.com/we-owe-them-our-lives/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:43:42 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27385 “Lots of boys not grown up yet will owe their life to it.”  These words were spoken to a reporter by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer when discussing the atomic bomb that […]

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Winter Mourning http://www.hansenspear.com/winter-mourning/ http://www.hansenspear.com/winter-mourning/#respond Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:29:29 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27376 The long dark months of winter can be challenging for anyone. And, for those who mourn, they can be especially hard.  Midwest winters mean night creeps in through the edges […]

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Spear Family Cooking: Baked Salmon http://www.hansenspear.com/spear-family-cooking-baked-salmon/ http://www.hansenspear.com/spear-family-cooking-baked-salmon/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:29:10 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27305 I can’t say enough good about salmon. It’s packed with protein, and it has very little saturated fat. It is also a great natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which […]

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