Our good friend and featured guest blogger, Caleb Wilde, recently wrote an article for Huffpost Religion blog. The article was titled ’10 Reasons I’m a Funeral Director’ – one of the readers of the article made a comment we would like your opinion on.
We wonder how many times one of these items had to be brought into a Disneyland Park before it got added to the list? Apparently they have seen many, many urns….
Items not permitted include, but are not limited to, the following:
For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media profiles, memorial websites, and saved voicemails that can be accessed at any time.
I grabbed my suit, put it back on, drove to the funeral home, loaded the collapsible stretcher into the hearse and off I went to Such and Such.
I pull up to the front door of the nursing home. A new nurse greets me and tells me she doesn’t want me “dragging the body through her wing.”
Today Facebook is rolling out an updated look for News Feed so that desktop and mobile will look the same, making Facebook more consistent and easier to use across platforms.
These heart-warming pictures were shared by a FedEx delivery driver on reddit. They show how hundreds FedEx Express drivers commemorated a fallen fellow employee and friend. They rounded up about 100 trucks to surprise his family by escorting the funeral procession to the cemetery.
How often to you poll you community to find out exactly what it is that they believe is the most valuable part of a funeral? Chances are you never have.
Most funeral professionals just assume ‘what is most valuable’ because for some reason we feel it is our job to determine what a dignified funeral is.
What if your community has a completely different perception of what parts of a funeral are valuable?
A ‘Death Test’ which predicts the chance of a healthy person dying from any medical condition in the next five years has been developed by scientists.
Researchers said they were ‘astonished’ to discover that a simple blood test could predict if a person was likely to die – even if they were not ill.
“Television isn’t always so good at depicting death, aside from violent murders and mysterious disappearances. We don’t often see funerals, we don’t often see mourning, and we don’t often see people just coping with dying or thinking about it the way we do it real life”