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An update on some recent articles. . . .bus casket, SCI buildings
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An update on some recent articles. . . .bus casket, SCI buildings

Just last week we wrote of a Minnesota funeral director who had taken the time, effort, and expense to customize a casket to look like a school bus for one of the beloved citizens of his community.  That person, who drove a school bus in the small community for 55 years, recently died and his funeral service was held last Friday.  Here is a news video and story about the funeral and the funeral director who made it happen. We […]

Where does “End of Life” occupation fit?
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Where does “End of Life” occupation fit?

I was looking for material for an idea for a daily blog post the other day and noticed a headline from a publication called The Vermont Cynic.  The headline read “Comedians talk death and perform live”.  Interesting and witty with their headline I dug into reading the article which you can read here. As I read the article it mentioned “Death Talks” that are held monthly and open to the public at the Lamp Club Light Shop — I’m guessing […]

A funeral bill with some history
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A funeral bill with some history

I came across an interesting article the other day from The Pantagraph of Bloomington, Illinois.  The article, that you can read here, simply relates to an 1893 funeral bill that was donated to the McLean County Museum of History.  It’s interesting to look at the billing statement which is illustrated in the article and see that, among other items,  a casket was sold for $90 and that eight carriages at $3 apiece were used. The total funeral bill from the […]

Chinese funeral directors working 24/7
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Chinese funeral directors working 24/7

Simply because this is happening in real time we thought we would link our readers to an article that appeared in the Epoch Times yesterday relating to an interview with a funeral director in Wuhan, China, and the work he has been doing, because of the coronavirus,  over the past week. A Mr. Yun is interviewed in this article and states that since January 28, “90% of our employees are working 24/7. . . we couldn’t go back home”.  Mr. […]

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 […]

Three ways to support grieving families through a move
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Three ways to support grieving families through a move

  by Lucille Rosetti, TheBereaved.org Moving on after death is never easy. As a funeral home director, you may be all too familiar with how difficult it is for loved ones and family members to escape the emotional effects of grief. Many of your clients may mention moving to a different home as a way to cope with the loss of a loved one, and this can be a personal and powerful decision. While you can’t help your clients make […]

Historic North Carolina funeral home burns down
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Historic North Carolina funeral home burns down

We learned today of a funeral home fire in Bethel, North Carolina that occurred on the evening of Monday, January 13.  According to this news video and article from WITN Television, the Bethel location of Walker-Ayers Funeral Home was a complete loss due to the fire that was reported to firefighters at about 11:00 pm on Monday.  Firefighters battled the blaze until about 3:30 am. The funeral home dates back to the 1890s. In a Facebook post the funeral home […]

Life lessons from a funeral director
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Life lessons from a funeral director

As we move into the weekend before Christmas it is maybe a good time to reflect on who we are and what we are as well as what we stand for.  I recently came across this article from Fatherly entitled “Life in 20 Lessons:  What a Funeral Guy Discovered about Life, From Death“. According to the article that I read the author of that book is Chris Meyer who for the past 14 years has operated a funeral business.  Prior […]