Tag: mental health

Business

Uvalde funeral directors say “They’ll never be the same”

Back when I was in mortuary school I read a book entitled something like “Who takes care of the Caretaker“.  While there are other books with titles similar to that published later than the 1970’s I cannot locate the book I read, nor do I remember the author of it. Quite frankly, that’s not real important.  I also don’t remember any of the content of the book and that’s not real important either.  What I do remember is the name […]

Business Regulations

Covid and parental death

At Funeral Director Daily we cover a lot of topics.  Many, or even most of our articles, deal with the financial operation of a business to help those in the business of death care make the choices they need to make as they move forward.  We also publish articles about the preneed industry and articles about public companies in the space. . . .as well as new ideas and start-ups that many of our readers are interested in learning about. […]

Business Regulations

America has too many deaths

We are funeral directors and others in the death care business.  We make our living because of the inevitable mortality of the human race.  We make our living because of death. However, in America there is too much death.  And, I’m not talking just in 2020 and the idea of the COVID-19 deaths that have included about 541,000 souls at present. . . an increase of about 15% over our normal yearly totals. I’m talking about preventable deaths. . . […]

Business

A Year of COVID. . . what do we now know

While there has been some discrepancy on the case because of cruise ship involvement elsewhere, most people will say that the first COVID-19 death in America happened on February 28, 2020, in the Seattle area.  That’s just over a year ago. . . . what have we learned. . . what do we now know? COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic have changed some of our daily habits.  We know that. For Angie and I, our first change of habit occurred […]

Business

Taking a stand and doing the right thing. . . InvoCare and domestic violence

Sometimes it is difficult to take a public stand on an issue.  You might feel strong one way or another, but you know that taking a public stance could possibly hinder the amount of business that you do.  It is pretty evident in America right now that if you flew a Trump 2020 flag in your parking lot. . . you would show where you stand on the political side, but I would guess that it might cause some potential […]

Business

It’s not such a somber place anymore

My first real recollection of a funeral was when my father’s mother, my grandmother, died when I was five years old.  And, interestingly enough, even with my family in the funeral profession, what I remember about the “funeral” was not being allowed to go.  I can actually remember being held at home with a babysitter, while my older brother who was nine years old got all dressed up and left the house with my parents.  I can remember thinking, “What […]