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Show & Tale: Passed & Present

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Show & Tale: Passed & Present
How do you keep the memory of your loved ones alive? What photo or object holds a piece of your late loved ones story? Whether your loss was recent or from long ago… grief stays.

How do you keep the memory of your loved ones alive?

Whether your loss was recent or from long ago… grief stays.

Join my co-host Gail Rubin, aka The Doyenne of Death®, and I for an evening of honoring & celebrating our dearly departed through the things we keep. can be healing not only for us but for others on a similar path.

I met Gail for the 1st time when I visited Albuquerque in September 2020. She invited me to sit on a panel at the Before I Die NM festival with others who share a love of the stories of objects AND a desire to help people manage all the stuff left behind after a death.

Gail Rubin, CT, helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject.

As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny film clips to attract people to topics many would rather avoid: taking care of advance medical directives, estate planning and funeral planning.

She gifted me her award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, and it's so well written and full of warmth! It truly provides everything you never knew you needed to know about funeral planning and brings light to a dark subject.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (CT), a designation awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). The designation Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement is a fancy name for a death educator.

Show & Tale created this particular theme because we were honored to be featured in Allison Gilbert’s book Passed & Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive.

Show & Tale is like Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth, or your favorite Pinterest board come to life!

Everyone is welcome to share the story of the thing they brought. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just Show your object and share its Tale.

Remember you don’t have to show and tell. . . you can just look and listen; observers are always welcome!


Talk, Panel, & Conversation Storytelling Celebration & Remembrance
COVID-19 End-of-Life Planning Grief Isolation & Connection Older Adults