“…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” quoted Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789. The great dispatcher will come for us all in time, but this doesn’t mean you can’t leave in unusual style.
We’re often so busy living Memorial Day Weekend that we forget the original purpose of the day – to honor veterans who have passed. “This Memorial Day, whether you work in the death care industry, between opening day at the pool and the family cook-out, take time to remember our nation’s veterans who have gone before you and loved ones who are no longer with you, and to discuss memorialization options with relatives,”
Aurora Casket Company, LLC, the largest privately held funeral service supplier, has launched a new technology solution designed to provide funeral service professionals with a new way to help families through one of the most trying times of their life – preparing to arrange funeral services for a loved one.
1. Humans have been burying their dead for at least 200,000 years. Among the earliest suspected grave sites are Atapuerca, Spain, and Pontnewydd Cave, Wales. 2. Exactly why we get old and die is still a puzzle. One hypothesis is that because most creatures are killed or die of disease before they can get old, evolution doesn’t weed out the mutations which hurt us in old age.
The Republican Party has a major demographic problem over the long term, according to a Politico magazine story published on Sunday. “The party’s core is dying off by the day,” concludes writer Dan McGraw.
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Per the CDC, more than 2.5 million people die in America annually. By contrast, a mereone thousand will have the privilege of getting an obituary about them published in theNew York Times in any given year (note: that’s not the same as a paid death notice ). One of the people who’s had the opportunity to write more than 1,200 obituaries in her 20-year career is Margalit Fox, senior writer for the New York Times.
The International Memorialization Supply Association (IMSA) is seeking qualified candidates to apply for its newly created executive director role. IMSA comprises the group of organizations and their representative professionals that offer products and services for use in funeral related commerce. IMSA exists to create member benefits by working in conjunction with the various industry associations.
Companion Press announces the publication of Healing Your Grieving Heart After a Military Death: 100 Practical Ideas for Families and Friends co-authored by retired military officer and bereaved military spouse Bonnie Carroll and renowned grief counselor and educator Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. This new book is one of the few to focus on the unique grief that follows a military death, whether as a result of hostile action, accident, illness, or suicide. Families and friends may be traumatized by the sudden and often violent loss. Military processes and culture also have an effect on their grief.
Whenever we tell people that we work in the funeral profession, we get the same grouping of surprised reactions… “That’s creepy!” “How did you get into that kind of unique job?!” “Uhh…that’s interesting…” *Slowly walks away.* As funeral professionals, you’ve probably heard your own fair share of confused questions and surprised statements about working in such a unique profession.