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Burnout and the funeral director

By Funeral Director Daily / May 11, 2023 /

    I’ve always loved the Spring of the year.  For us in the northern climates days are getting longer, the sun feels warmer, we can be outside without multiple layers of clothes on and the golf course opens.  Ever since I was small I’ve looked forward to this time of the year and was…

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

By Funeral Director Daily / September 22, 2022 /

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…

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Covid and parental death

By Funeral Director Daily / January 25, 2022 /

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…

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America has too many deaths

By Funeral Director Daily / March 26, 2021 /

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…

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

By Funeral Director Daily / March 5, 2021 /

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?…

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

By Funeral Director Daily / February 19, 2021 /

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…

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It’s not such a somber place anymore

By Funeral Director Daily / October 28, 2020 /

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,…

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