This weekend edition of Funeral Director Daily leads off with a great story you can access here. It is a story written by Isabella Jibilian for Business Insider. Jibilian describes herself as a graduate student who sought out management at Fernwood Cemetery so she could write about the high cost of real estate which, down the real estate ladder, she thought would probably affect the price of a grave space.
She says, however, her visit and tour of the cemetery caused her to believe something different and more interesting. She says that she discovered a small movement looking to shake up America burial practices and make them environmentally friendly.
Our other stories all rally around issues, not necessarily good, at cemeteries and a couple of articles on how social distancing has affected and hastened the advent of distance or virtual funerals.
It’s August, the living is easy, and at least in my native Minnesota. . . the best part of the summer is here. Enjoy the weekend!
More news from the world of Death Care:
- I visited a “green cemetery’ in California, and it made me question everything about American funerals. Business Insider
- Memorial Funeral Home cited in cemetery investigation. NBC – 15 (AL)
- Two SE Texas men accused of stealing cemetery vases from gravesites are in custody. KFDH CBS – 6 (TX)
- Meeting held to discuss cemetery damage, next steps in Schaghticoke. ABC News 10 (NY)
- Funeral services adapting as pandemic continues. ABC News 27 (PA)
- Virtual and drive thru funeral services could become the “new normal”. KLFY ABC 10 (LA)
- Live streams of funeral services help people grieve during pandemic. WGN – 9 (IL)