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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 […]

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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 […]

Business

The power of “Positive”

An interesting article came out this past weekend from the Metrowest Daily News of suburban Boston.  The article, that you can read here, dealt with the changes in funeral service over time for some of the long established funeral homes west of Boston in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Some of the funeral homes questioned for the article have been in the same family ownership for 150 years and into the 6th generation. One of the owners mentions that when he was born […]

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Outside the box. . or Vertical/Horizontal?

Many people talk of taking their business “Outside the Box” to find new creative ways to generate more revenue and build their business enterprise.  I’m certainly no MBA guy in Business or Finance. . .  but, more or less I’ve been involved in business for about 50 years since I had my first paper route.  I don’t have a degree in any business related field, but I’ve owned about eight businesses, invested in others,  have chaired health care concerns with […]

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Where should you be advertising

I think I am very much like most people in that when I see something that pertains to something in my life I generally pay attention.  Today’s article emanates from some things I saw or heard over the last week. First of all, I am an investor in a small private company that rents billboard space as well as borrows money to billboard company operators who want to build new billboard platforms.  The CEO gave me a call last week […]

Cemetery Cremation

Columbarium conundrum

The realization that  57% of cremated remains are not accounted for by means whereas the deceased can be memorialized into the future has caused some church communities to wonder if their ministry can help address the needs of the community that would lower this number.  According to this article in the Rancho Santa Fe Review, 35% of cremated remains are buried at a cemetery and about 8% are placed in columbariums.  The remaining 57% are returned to the family or […]

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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 […]

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Landmark SCI chapel to close today

According to this article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 91-year old H.M. Patterson and Son Spring Hill Chapel in Midtown will be closing at the end of business today – Friday, January 10.  The funeral business and its adjacent gardens, which had reached “Landmark Status” was purchased by a developer in December. The new owners, Portman Holdings say, “we intend to preserve the chapel and will engage a design and construction team with the relevant experience”.  It is expected that […]

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Funeral Director Daily hits milestones!!!

A couple of days ago the world not only broke into a new decade, but the turning over of the calendar into 2020 also signified a milestone for our little newsletter, Funeral Director Daily.  Last week we passed into the realm of going over 1,000 daily subscribers to the blog I created just to stay in touch with the death care industry after my retirement from such. Subscribers either receive a daily e-mail or Twitter feed of Funeral Director Daily […]

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The “Times”. . .they do change — Will you be ready??

I wrote on Monday about the change in the “place of death”.  In that article I pointed out that in the early 1900s people tended to die at home and much of the funeral experience was then held in the home.  While I never did it, I am old enough to have had funeral directors tell me their stories of going to homes with an “embalming board”, doing the embalming, dressing, and cosmetizing in the home in preparation for the […]