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Keeping up with Green cemeteries
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Keeping up with Green cemeteries

While Funeral Director Daily has not written much on the subject lately, in today’s news feed we found two articles on the green burial movement that we thought we should pass on to our readers.  According to one of the articles, Green – or Natural burials – is said to consume 4% of the death care market place.  I’m not so sure that I have seen that high of a number, but I also have no proof to rebut it. […]

Arrest made in Tulsa funeral home fire
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Arrest made in Tulsa funeral home fire

The Tulsa World reported in an article that you can read here that an arrest was made last Wednesday, July 31, in connection with a fire that destroyed the Dyer Memorial Chapel, then at 1610 East Apache Street in Tulsa, in 2015.  According to the newspaper the suspect was booked into the Tulsa County Jail on charges of first-degree arson, endangering human life during an arson, and second-degree burglary. The newspaper also reported that two employees of the funeral home […]

Encouragement. . . You can all do it
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Encouragement. . . You can all do it

I left the world of full time everyday work about 5 years ago.  With that and my two boys growing up and somewhat out of the house as a college grad in the working world and the last one in college, I have found more time during the day to do things that I really wanted to do and couldn’t when I was operating a funeral home and having the roles of husband and father at home. One of the […]

Applesauce and Injection Fluid
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Applesauce and Injection Fluid

According to this article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune , in a ruling made public on Wednesday, a judge upheld a citation by the Minnesota Department of Health that fined a Minnesota funeral home $5000 for, among other things, storing crates of applesauce in the funeral home’s preparation room. Again, according to the newspaper, a routine inspection in September 2017 found the applesauce in crates stacked four high and three deep in five rows in the same room where hazardous […]

“Extreme Embalming” and You
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“Extreme Embalming” and You

While searching through articles pertaining to the death care industry I came across an article from Vice.com entitled, “Inside New Orleans Extreme Embalming Funerals” that you can read here.  The article points out a trend, that as far as the author can tell started in Puerto Rico in about 2014 and has grown in acceptance especially in the New Orleans area of the United States. The article to which I have linked you above interviews New Orleans funeral home owner […]