Death could take you at any time, so it is always a good idea to have some instructions in place for how you would like to be buried. But why settle for a boring underground burial when you could have your body stored for its eternal rest in all sorts of interesting places? In fact, all over the world, people have been burying the dead in unexpected locales.
71% of Americans are projected to choose cremation in the year 2030. The newest data from the 2015 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics, and Projections predicts that the cremation rate will surpass burial by the end of this year. If the projections bear out, we will see even higher numbers in 2020 and 2030.
Perfect Memorials, the premier retailer of high quality and unique memorial products has come up with yet another special outdoor memorial. The company has introduced a red paver custom engraved brick. The red street paver brick has a rich dark red hue and is perfectly suitable for using as a material in building projects or can be displayed by itself as a stand-alone memorial. The product is currently available at a special introductory price.
“The Book of Memories has always been an elegant permanent online memorial for families and friends that have lost someone they love. We are proud to introduce a product that takes the guestbook signing, shared memories, condolences, photos, and other online tributes to the next level by encapsulating them into a printed book as well,” says FrontRunner Founder and CEO, Kevin Montroy.
FrontRunner & AAMI Announce Speakers and Course Topics for the 2016 Funeral Business & Technology Workshop Cruise
FrontRunner Professional and American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service (AAMI) today announced the speakers and course topics for the 7th Annual Funeral Business & Technology Workshop Cruise. The 8-day Southern Caribbean workshop cruise will set sail from Miami, FL on February 13, 2016 on Carnival’s largest ship, Carnival Breeze, and visit the islands of Grand Turk, Aruba, Curacao, and Dominican Republic.
The chemical and known human carcinogen formaldehyde pops up in many unexpected places, like pressed wood products such as cabinets and flooring, hair straightening or curling treatments, fertilizers, cigarette smoke, and some plastic and paper products. It is also used to kill germs, or as a preservative, which is its main function in the funeral industry. And, it is putting at risk the lives of those who deal with the dead.
Her extensive vocabulary was more than highly proficient at knowing more curse words than most people learned in a lifetime. She liked four letter words as much as she loved her rock garden and trust us she LOVED to weed that garden with us as her helpers, when child labour was legal or so we were told.
A couple of decades ago I was visiting with 3 funeral home owner friends. They were discussing among themselves that the expensive makeovers of their selection rooms, popular at the time, were not working as advertised. Having heard nothing but glorious praise about these “retail” style showrooms I was taken aback by their private comments among themselves. Even more curious was the response when I asked them why it was that such a widely praised concept wasn’t working for them. In unison they said:
Posing for photographs with the dead may be considered unseemly today, but in America during the late nineteenth century it was a widely accepted way to mourn for lost loved ones. Whether it was a child, an adult, or even a pet that had just died—a posthumous portrait was often the final picture before burial.
Family and friends of a 56-year-old grandmother, who died from cancer, have attended a Halloween-themed funeral at Luton (UK). Among the 100 mourners, who came to celebrate her life, some were dressed up as Witches, Beetlejuice, the Tasmanian Devil and even Darth Vader! Johnson’s son, Neil, said: “We’ve added an extra little personal touch to the funeral, it’s helped a lot.”