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We’re not in Kansas anymore. . .or are we?
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We’re not in Kansas anymore. . .or are we?

Alkaline hydrolysis as a means of final disposition keeps growing in legality in states across the United States.  Recomposition, the act of human composting becomes legal in the State of Washington this year, and now it is probable that the State of Kansas will see a bill introduced into its legislature to legalize “promession” as another form of final disposition of a human remains. Promession as a process comes to us as the invention of Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Masak.  Wiigh-Masak […]

Cremation. . .Greek church opposition. . . a couple new products
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Cremation. . .Greek church opposition. . . a couple new products

We will start off our December writings going to the subject of cremation.  Over the long holiday weekend we noticed a couple of articles that we found interesting.  We will bring you some information from Greece and a couple of cremation products that have their origin in Japan. As you know, from this article that Funeral Director Daily brought you last month, the first crematoriums in Greece started operating just this year. This article from The Greek Reporter caught our […]

A new, hipper, choice in funerals
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A new, hipper, choice in funerals

Last week I learned about, what I might classify as extraordinary and possibly trend setting – if one can say that about funeral establishments – new funeral home that opened recently in London.  The business named “Exit Here” was conceived by British restauranteer Oliver Peyton and his business partner, Barry Pritchard, a third generation funeral director and a board member of the UK’s National Association of Funeral Directors. You can read an article from Citylab on the business here. Exit […]

Recompose moving forward
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Recompose moving forward

Recompose, the private company that has been established to become the first company to use “human composting” as a method of final disposition is continuing to move ahead with their plans.  There is a very good article that we found in the Seattle Times, that you can read here, that makes note of the fact that the company has found a location for its first commercial site. The article, which we found very informative, lists the steps that Recompose founder […]

InvoCare invests in new cloud and bandwidth technology
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InvoCare invests in new cloud and bandwidth technology

Sometimes the way we communicate is overlooked and can, over time, creep costs upward and move operational productivity down at the same time.  Things like internet services and the providers that we use need to be reviewed every so often. InvoCare, which operates 290 funeral locations and 16 cemeteries across Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore just made a decision to make sure that all locations had the bandwidth and network capacity to make sure that they could live stream funeral […]

Meet the “Glam Reaper”
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Meet the “Glam Reaper”

Many of the nicest people I know work in the funeral profession.  And, an interesting thing about some of those people is listening to the stories of how they got into the profession.  I’ve talked to people who were medics in the army, drove ambulance, or worked as nurses who all saw the the compassion that funeral directors exhibited and it moved them to join the profession. Today, I want to introduce you to Ms. Jennifer Muldowney.  Ms. Muldowney, in […]

Make use of the Funeral Director Daily “Free Classifieds”
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Make use of the Funeral Director Daily “Free Classifieds”

Funeral Director Daily offers free classified advertising in the following categories: Employment Opportunities Funeral Businesses for Sale Insurance Products We just want to make sure that your company is aware of these free opportunities to reach potential employees and customers.  Ads are free and will stay on the blog-site for 30 days without any effort by you.  We believe that this is an under utilized resource by our readers. Funeral Director Daily has over 900 daily subscribers and receives about […]

CBS commits to funeral home based comedy series pilot
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CBS commits to funeral home based comedy series pilot

You can read this article from Variety that informs its readers that CBS has agreed to a commitment for a series pilot to be filmed using a family owned funeral home as the backdrop. The series is currently titled “Fun”  – as in “You can’t spell funeral without f-u-n.”  In the sit-com a brother of a female funeral home owner returns home to help his sister run the struggling business. According to Variety, the sit-com will star former “Ugly Betty” […]

ASD becomes Funeral Director Daily sponsor
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ASD becomes Funeral Director Daily sponsor

Recently ASD has joined Cressy Memorial, maker of the Crowne Vault, as a sponsor of Funeral Director Daily.  We are tremendously gratified for the confidence that these fine companies have put in us as we deliver information and other resources to the profession. We asked a spokesman for ASD to give us a little information on their company that we could pass on to our readers.  Here is what they said: ASD has created a new class of answering service […]

Toronto company creates home decor urn
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Toronto company creates home decor urn

We recently learned thru a press release, that you can read here, of a Toronto based company, UrbanRIP, that has created a new urn called the Candlestick Egg Urn.  From our point of view, it is an urn designed to fit in a home decor where it will have meaning and accessibility for the family while being discreet for other visitors. According to the press release, “Family members and friends often keep a small amount of their loved one’s ashes; […]