Tag: funeral options

Is “Old Fashioned” the new technology
Business

Is “Old Fashioned” the new technology

A couple of non-death care profession articles that I read this weekend really made me think of the death care profession and where we are moving.  Just to make the record straight before I get into where we might be moving, I want to point out that I think all businesses are perpetually “moving” to reach the consumer as life, including technology, changes. In other words, it is not unusual to think about the profession “moving” or maybe “moving forward” […]

Twin Cities Catholic Cemeteries to offer Natural Burial Option
Cemetery

Twin Cities Catholic Cemeteries to offer Natural Burial Option

In an article that you can read here the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) Catholic Cemetery group is in the process of preparing to offer natural, or green burials, as an option as early as this fall.  The group has announced that it is readying a portion of one of its cemeteries, Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, to make available about 50 natural burial plots with the potential to add many more in the future. As this discussion came about, the […]

The Growing Anatomical Bequest Movement
Regulations

The Growing Anatomical Bequest Movement

Not so many years ago major medical schools were the only ones who used donated cadavers in the classroom labs.  I can remember helping some very socially conscious folks in getting their bodies accepted, prior to death, at the University of Minnesota Medical School and at the University of North Dakota Medical School.  The schools would pick up the bodies from our place of business, or we would drive them to their labs, the bodies would be used for about […]