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Friday Funeral Film: Places in the Heart

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The Family Plot Blog
October 26, 2012

I’m starting a series looking at funeral films every Friday! Get the low down on movies that have lessons on life, death and funeral planning. You’ll also be able to see these articles in the Funeral Films section at www.AGoodGoodbye.com.

Places in the Heart (1984-PG) stars Sally Field in her Oscar Award-winning performance as a widow in a Depression-era small town who has to learn how to make a living after her husband, the local sheriff, is shot dead. As a funeral film, it illustrates how families used to wash and dress the bodies of their dead at home. It also vividly shows why life insurance exists to help families after the breadwinner dies.

Read the full article and see video at The Family Plot Blog

 

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