“We had taken care of Caroline her whole life,” recalls Alison, whose other daughter, Kate, has the same disease and will also have a home funeral. “Why would we give her to someone else once she died?”
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The FTC Staff recently posted on the FTC website four Funeral Rule Advisory Opinions.
Three of the opinions are new, while one, initially issued back in 2011 and which NFDA asked the Staff to reconsider, has
been reissued in a revised form.
Many people choose to have their grave plot reserved and headstone in place long before they die. No problem. Unless an unscrupulous funeral director fails to put the money for the funeral in a trust or mishandles it in some other way.
When you’re grieving, people may have gone through similar situations, but only you know how it made you feel. Pain and hurt are difficult to explain. What may feel like a large burden to one person may not be the same for another. Remember your grief is your own.
A seven-year class action antitrust settlement involving VISA and MasterCard took another step toward resolution. More importantly, one aspect of the settlement will allow funeral homes in certain states to impose surcharges on consumers using credit cards beginning January 27, 2013.
OK, forgive me. I know that headline was sort of cheesy. But when you’ve spent the past few months working on a documentary on the business of death, you go for the cheap laugh whenever you can.
I’ve been to casket-manufacturing companies, funeral homes, mortuary science schools and the annual convention of the National Funeral Directors Association. You don’t know fun until you’ve partied with 6,000 funeral professionals.
Imagine a son’s grief so devastating that he would steal his dad’s casket from the cemetery with plans to bring him back to life through prayer.