Consider Cheseohoughtsby Debbie J. ThompsonOwner/Funeral Director/CPCTRANSPORTED BY FLOWER PETALSFlowers remain a primary means of imbuing funerals withhope. Whether used to decorate the casket or as partof sympathy bouquets to the deceased's family, flowersplay a significant role in the death experience. Equatingthe cycle of life with the beauty and vulnerability ofcolorful blooms seems to be universal. Lotus flowersare an important symbol in Buddhist belief, while Aztecscalled their otherworldly paradise Xochitlicacan, whichmeans the "place of flowers." The Huichol Indiansof Mexico similarly believe paradise to be filled withflowers, and the ancient Greeks and Romans believedthe sacred flower amaranth granted immortality.Christians have a tradition of planting willows, cedars,and evergreens in cemeteries, symbolizing everlastinglifeSending a floral tribute is an appropriate way ofexpressing sympathy to the family of the deceased. Afloral tribute can either be sent to the funeral home or theresidence. If sending flowers to a residence, we suggesta planter or a small vase of flowers demonstrating yourcontinued sympathy for the family. To learn more aboutour funeral services, please call or visit our funeral homeCelebrating Lives and Healing Hearts.QUOTE: "Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."Gerard De Nerval8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove815-675-0550www.ThompsonSpringGrove.comThompsonSPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME Consider Chese ohoughts by Debbie J. Thompson Owner/Funeral Director/CPC TRANSPORTED BY FLOWER PETALS Flowers remain a primary means of imbuing funerals with hope. Whether used to decorate the casket or as part of sympathy bouquets to the deceased's family, flowers play a significant role in the death experience. Equating the cycle of life with the beauty and vulnerability of colorful blooms seems to be universal. Lotus flowers are an important symbol in Buddhist belief, while Aztecs called their otherworldly paradise Xochitlicacan, which means the "place of flowers." The Huichol Indians of Mexico similarly believe paradise to be filled with flowers, and the ancient Greeks and Romans believed the sacred flower amaranth granted immortality. Christians have a tradition of planting willows, cedars, and evergreens in cemeteries, symbolizing everlasting life Sending a floral tribute is an appropriate way of expressing sympathy to the family of the deceased. A floral tribute can either be sent to the funeral home or the residence. If sending flowers to a residence, we suggest a planter or a small vase of flowers demonstrating your continued sympathy for the family. To learn more about our funeral services, please call or visit our funeral home Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts. QUOTE: "Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." Gerard De Nerval 8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 815-675-0550 www.ThompsonSpringGrove.com Thompson SPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME

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Consider Chese ohoughts by Debbie J. Thompson Owner/Funeral Director/CPC TRANSPORTED BY FLOWER PETALS Flowers remain a primary means of imbuing funerals with hope. Whether used to decorate the casket or as part of sympathy bouquets to the deceased's family, flowers play a significant role in the death experience. Equating the cycle of life with the beauty and vulnerability of colorful blooms seems to be universal. Lotus flowers are an important symbol in Buddhist belief, while Aztecs called their otherworldly paradise Xochitlicacan, which means the "place of flowers." The Huichol Indians of Mexico similarly believe paradise to be filled with flowers, and the ancient Greeks and Romans believed the sacred flower amaranth granted immortality. Christians have a tradition of planting willows, cedars, and evergreens in cemeteries, symbolizing everlasting life Sending a floral tribute is an appropriate way of expressing sympathy to the family of the deceased. A floral tribute can either be sent to the funeral home or the residence. If sending flowers to a residence, we suggest a planter or a small vase of flowers demonstrating your continued sympathy for the family. To learn more about our funeral services, please call or visit our funeral home Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts. QUOTE: "Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." Gerard De Nerval 8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 815-675-0550 www.ThompsonSpringGrove.com Thompson SPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME Consider Chese ohoughts by Debbie J. Thompson Owner/Funeral Director/CPC TRANSPORTED BY FLOWER PETALS Flowers remain a primary means of imbuing funerals with hope. Whether used to decorate the casket or as part of sympathy bouquets to the deceased's family, flowers play a significant role in the death experience. Equating the cycle of life with the beauty and vulnerability of colorful blooms seems to be universal. Lotus flowers are an important symbol in Buddhist belief, while Aztecs called their otherworldly paradise Xochitlicacan, which means the "place of flowers." The Huichol Indians of Mexico similarly believe paradise to be filled with flowers, and the ancient Greeks and Romans believed the sacred flower amaranth granted immortality. Christians have a tradition of planting willows, cedars, and evergreens in cemeteries, symbolizing everlasting life Sending a floral tribute is an appropriate way of expressing sympathy to the family of the deceased. A floral tribute can either be sent to the funeral home or the residence. If sending flowers to a residence, we suggest a planter or a small vase of flowers demonstrating your continued sympathy for the family. To learn more about our funeral services, please call or visit our funeral home Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts. QUOTE: "Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." Gerard De Nerval 8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 815-675-0550 www.ThompsonSpringGrove.com Thompson SPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME