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Summer Traditions

Lake Scene | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois

Summer traditions were big in my extended family. We were fortunate to share a lake cottage – a place where we gathered with grandparents, aunts and uncles, …

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The Second Year

Sunrise | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois

I’m three months into the second year. My younger sister died unexpectedly in early 2017. I’ve officially made it past all the “firsts.” The holidays without her, …

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Triggers

Wheelchair | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois

The idea of triggers; sights, sounds, smells, circumstances that bring back a strong memory, have been around for a long time.  However, it seems that recently this …

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