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Census looking for U.S. Veteran workers
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Census looking for U.S. Veteran workers

I receive a periodic e-mail update from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and in today’s update noticed an article about the United States Census looking to hire military veterans to work during the 2020 census.  I am passing this on simply because I know funeral directors in communities know their veteran populations.  Maybe our profession can help a few veterans who may need some work find it through this program. I have received this update over the years simply […]

“Honored to be asked to Share”
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“Honored to be asked to Share”

Many of you who work in the death care business may know Jim Price.  Jim comes from a funeral service family and has worked full-time in the death care space for almost 50 years.  I met Jim about 30 years ago at a funeral profession golf event and have seen him annually for almost each of those 30 years. Jim continues to work in the profession.  However, it is probably fair to say that he spends lots of volunteer time […]

TGIF – It’s been quite a week!!
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TGIF – It’s been quite a week!!

Let’s see. . . Super Bowl, State of the Union Speech, Impeachment Vote, my Minnesota Twins got involved in a blockbuster baseball trade, and my Minnesota Gophers beat arch-rival Wisconsin in basketball. . . it’s been quite a week to keep everything straight.  To end it for my Funeral Director Daily readers I will not bore you with a long business related article. . . but, will just provide you with some links on death care information that has been […]

New product – Parting Stone – wins award
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New product – Parting Stone – wins award

Just yesterday Funeral Director Daily featured an article about staying positive about changes that come within the industry.  We wrote about changes in funeral service over the last 150 years and how figuring out how you can enhance your service with those changes is what keeps funeral homes relevant to death care consumers. Today, we are introducing you to a new product for the cremation industry.  That product is Parting Stone.  Here’s how Parting Stone describes itself in a press […]

Another way to memorialize cremated remains
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Another way to memorialize cremated remains

As we move into the weekend I thought I would just leave you with an article to read about another – what some might say is innovative – way to memorialize a loved one.  I wrote earlier this week that I am one who would opt to bury a loved one’s cremated remains in a cemetery or place in a columbarium.  However, I am not remiss in understanding that there are those who would like to memorialize loved ones in […]

Finding your space in funeral service
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Finding your space in funeral service

One company says, their business is about “the option to deal with everything online in as little as five minutes” and meant to give back time to people who are grieving.  Another business says it is about “connecting with the families they serve”. One company wants to offer a simple solution and an all-inclusive price for cremation services.  Another company believes families come to them because they are leaders in the profession and dedicated to excellence. One company was started […]

Recompose sets sights on Colorado
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Recompose sets sights on Colorado

Recompose, the public benefits corporation that is moving the process of recomposition (human composting) into the commercial realm recently held a forum at the Feldman Mortuary in Denver, Colorado.  The forum was used to introduce the idea of recomposition to the Colorado market and also to announce that two Colorado legislators plan to introduce a bill in the next assembly that would legalize the process in the state. According to this article and news story from Channel 4 – CBS […]

Funeral Director / Entrepreneur wins competition with funeral product
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Funeral Director / Entrepreneur wins competition with funeral product

David Murphy is not only a funeral director but he is well on his way to becoming the owner of a successful manufacturing business.  Murphy, a funeral director at the Newark, New York, family firm, Paul L. Murphy & Son Funeral Home recently was awarded $40,000 as the First Place recipient of the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation’s KickStart competition.  He received that award over 15 other competitors. Murphy’s invention, of which he is now manufacturing and selling is known […]

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 […]