Funeral directors wear cologne in the workplace or out on death calls, it’s part of their fancy ‘dress to impress’ attire. Problem is many don’t know how to wear it.
Casket obesity it apparently a major issue in Pennsylvania. Our friend Caleb Wilde posted this picture yesterday on Instagram.
Hollywood Forever’s story really starts with Jules Roth, who was born in 1900, a year after the cemetery opened. He owned the cemetery from his mid-thirties till his death. He loved porn, hated paying bills, and feathered his nest in the hills with the proceeds from selling off two lawns at the front of the cemetery along Santa Monica Boulevard.One of the things he never paid for was connecting the cemetery to city water.
FTC Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Nine States Test Compliance with Funeral Rule Disclosure Requirements
The FTC conducts undercover inspections every year to make sure that funeral homes are complying with the agency’s Funeral Rule. Investigators working undercover in nine states found that, in 32 of the 124 funeral homes they visited, the funeral homes failed to disclose pricing information to consumers as required by the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule.
Sam Bruhl’s grandfather Walter George Bruhl, Jr. passed away on Sunday. Sam says…
Typical of my PopPop: he cut out the middleman and wrote his own damn obituary…. So glad I got to read one more thing from my favorite writer.
And since he shared a pic of the hilarious, self-written obit, we get to read one last thing from him, too.
Enjoy the humor and then, like the last paragraph asks, find someone who needs your kindness today in honor of Mr. Bruhl…
Lynn Isenberg’s THE FUNERAL PLANNER, the entrepreneurial romantic comedy trilogy novel series has just been released as a ‘freemium edition’ now through August 17, 2014, exclusively on Wattpad at www.wattpad.com/lynnisenberg. This edition launches at a perfect time, in tandem with ABC’s new series “Resurrection” and on the heels of Jane Fonda’s blog titled “Crying” where she reflects on her own personal funeral planning wishes.
Those funeral home owners who recognize the importance of adjusting their business model to meet the needs of the cost-conscious consumer will put their attention on pricing transparency.
What is your opinion: Should funeral homes include pricing on their websites?
Most people in the funeral profession will tell you the same thing: Baby Boomers don’t want a traditional send off, they want a celebration of their life. But do you really understand why Baby Boomers don’t want to end their life in a traditional manner?
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) have released updated guidelines to help donation professionals and funeral directors better work together to serve families who wish donate the tissues or organs of a loved one who has died.
Your presence at the screening and participation in the dialogue after the film would be greatly appreciated. In addition to raising awareness about green burial, we feel the film will show the general public the honor, dignity and value provided by those working in end-of-life professions.