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Have a Happy 4th of July — God Bless America!!
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Have a Happy 4th of July — God Bless America!!

Just so you know, I’m one of those people who is an unabashed, unashamed, believer in America and the American Spirit!  While not every thing is perfect about the country, I’m a believer in the ability of America, because of its people and its historical ideals, to overcome issues that create friction in our country from time to time. And, the Spring of 2020 has been one of those times where we have seen the friction.  From the coronavirus or […]

News from the world of Death Care 6.29.2020
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News from the world of Death Care 6.29.2020

In today’s afternoon edition of Funeral Director Daily we bring you some of the best and worst of the funeral home and cemetery professions as well as an interesting article on the Burial Mounds of Tonga. N’West Iowa funeral homes noted for service.  nwestiowa.com (IA) Former Brownstown, Indiana, funeral home owner admits to stealing  more than $200,000 from clients.  Video and news article.  WDRB.com.  Louisville (KY) Family owned funeral service prides itself on relationships it has built.  Burnaby Now – […]

News funeral professionals can use from our profession
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News funeral professionals can use from our profession

In today’s Funeral Director Daily “Afternoon Extra” we have information on a new product called “Reflect by OneDay” which is designed for the funeral industry.  The product collects digital memories from friends and family of a loved one’s life and and then bands them together into a crowdsourced video reflection of that person’s life. We also are bringing you some updates from the NFDA as well as some information from our friends at Clifton Larson Allen.  Finally, we have some […]

News from the world of Death Care 6.24.2020
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News from the world of Death Care 6.24.2020

We’ve got several interesting articles from around the world of death care for you today.  We’ve included articles on the upkeep of cemeteries – or as the articles pertain to – the lack of upkeep at certain cemeteries.  We’ve also included an article on how the funeral profession is coming under new standards in Singapore to give a higher level of training to those working in the profession, and an article about how some education experts say that “cremation lost […]

Afternoon edition:  News from the world of Death Care
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Afternoon edition: News from the world of Death Care

Today we bring you an interesting article from a woman who talks about being in “Death Tech”.  The article entitled “Confronting Life and Death in the Digital Age” deals with idea that “connection” is important.  However, the article opines that “connection” from technology can be excellent for social support. . . but just because “it can be, doesn’t mean it always is”. We also bring you a sponsored article about a Wisconsin death care business that operates out of store […]

Weekend edition:  News funeral professionals can use
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Weekend edition: News funeral professionals can use

As we head into this Father’s Day weekend we share some information on a webinar for NFDA members next week, an article from Smithsonian Magazine dealing with a lost African American cemetery discovered under a development in Florida, and some perspective from Caleb Wilde entitled “12 things my Father taught me about being a funeral director” that makes for a good Father’s Day weekend perspective. Webinar:  Security Practices to Protect your Families.  This webinar is being brought to us by […]

News from the World of Death Care – 6.18.2020
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News from the World of Death Care – 6.18.2020

In our afternoon update for today in the world of Death Care we bring you artcles that include StoneMor, Inc.’s decision to reject an offer from Axar Capital to purchase all of the outstanding shares of StoneMor and take the company private.  Funeral Director Daily had earlier reported on this potential development in May in an article that you can read here. We also bring you an article from WIBW Channel 13 in Topeka, Kansas, where the Shawnee County Health […]

News from around the world of Death Care
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News from around the world of Death Care

In today’s afternoon snapshot we have lots of news from around the world.  In the United States, among other stories,  we found a news investigation on StoneMor and some of their cemetery properties in West Virginia.  We found an article and link to a webinar being produced by an Illinois family funeral home, and we found an article on a coroners primary election race in South Carolina where a young funeral director defeated a well entrenched incumbent. Internationally, we found […]

News from around the world of Death Care
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News from around the world of Death Care

Today we bring you news that includes articles on how our colleagues in the florist business have fared and kept above water during the coronavirus pandemic.  We also bring you an article on how the use of crematoriums in the Wuhan province of China does not seem to correspond with the numbers that were being officially reported on the virus by the Chinese government. And, if you are interested in gaming. . . we bring you a review and ordering […]

Afternoon News:  Part 3 of CNET’s Future of Funeral Series and more
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Afternoon News: Part 3 of CNET’s Future of Funeral Series and more

Today we bring you a couple of articles that we came across this morning that may be of interest to you.  The first is the third installment of CNET’s  (CBS Interactive) continuing series entitled “The Future of Funerals”.  Today’s episode deals with alkaline hydrolysis and CNET titles the article “The misunderstood funeral tech that is illegal in 30 states”. Article:  The Future of Funeral series from CNET.  The misunderstood funeral tech that is illegal in 30 states. Article:  From the […]