“Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased.
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It may have been a sad day, but Joan Rivers’ star-studded funeral last week was also full of laughs thanks to a raunchy eulogy by Howard Stern and a light-hearted letter from daughter, Melissa Rivers.
Melissa Bohan, a public affairs specialist for Arlington wrote in an email, “Currently, the length of time from the first call from the family or funeral home wishing to schedule the service, until the service takes place, does not generally exceed six months — the average is about four months.
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Rivers and Bacall are just two of the untold hundreds of A-listers and one-percenters — movie stars, sports heroes, politicians, media figures, socialites and even mobsters — to have been eulogized and prepared for burial or cremation at the exclusive undertaker establishment.
The memorial has turned out to be a lovely thing, but what the site still needed was something that climbed, something that spoke to the idea that emotional burdens might not only be lowered into the ground but also released into the air. Now we have it: One World Trade Center, the glass-and-steel exclamation point, all 1,776 feet of it, is nearing completion close to where the Twin Towers once stood.
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The early crematories in the country generally had a catafalque or bier upon which the casket was placed when it arrived at the crematory. Because committal services usually were held in the chapel, there was some sort of closure that was necessary – such as the lowering of the casket in the grave in a casket burial.
Answering Service for Directors, the leading funeral home answering service, recently achieved an important milestone. The company’s Solicitor Shield™ feature, which received an official patent from the U.S. Patent Office last October, has blocked more than 2.7 million unwanted phone calls. Created by ASD’s technical team in 2010, Solicitor Shield™ is the only answering service tool proven to dynamically shield against unwanted phone solicitations.
Many companies have shared the passing of a leader but few have engaged back like Chick-fil-A did. Just read some of the comments and replies. The posts that followed Tuesday continued with fans sharing their experiences and memories of meeting Mr. Truett: