A 41-year-old car washer from northeastern Brazil shocked his family by turning up at his own wake after his family mistakenly identified a murdered local man at the morgue as him, local media reported Tuesday.
There’s been a lot written about how social-media tools like Twitter and Facebook interfere with our daily lives, prevent us from living in the moment, get in the way of face-to-face interactions, and so on — and all of this is true, to some extent. But I am a firm believer in the idea that there are some big benefits to these tools as well
A new business in Auburn, Maine, has a new way for you to handle the remains of your large animal friends — by composting them. Michelle Melaragno, owner of the unique start-up, says that the first reaction she gets is “Eww.” As she explains the idea further it begins to make sense to people. She has had a long journey convincing city officials of the efficacy of the idea and to get their permission to open such a business.
Sunday October 28, 2012 is Visit A Cemetery Day: Cemeteries are much more than just a peaceful and tranquil resting place for the departed. Cemeteries are a fascinating snapshot of a community’s historical timeline, a proud and permanent museum for those who came before and helped shape the identity and personality of every community across North America.
Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ might have been an international chart success, but it’s now entered at number 22 of the funeral music chart. The track, which in July 2011 became the first single of the decade to sell a million in the United Kingdom, has entered the Co-operative Funeralcare’s chart of the top music played at funerals.
In fact, records show that the fund had been involved in risky investments, such as hedge funds and futures, well before the legal opinion was written in April 2007 . Those types of investments can sometimes produce higher returns for the fund and higher fees for the advisers, but they also carry additional risk.
There were over 20 different caption/taglines submitted for our caption contest. The winner will receive a free never before seen SoFund.Us t-shirt.
It is no secret that this profession is draining and for the most part the job you do is grossly undervalued, but for many it is the only thing you could ever see yourself doing, for others, it’s just a job.
The below picture was originally posted by our good friend and guest blogger Caleb Wilde. We thought this picture would bring a few laughs but also presented a great opportunity for a caption contest.
Robert T. “Bob” Rosson Jr., CFSP, CPC, of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, Miss., was installed as president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) during its 2012 International Convention & Expo, which took place October 7-10 in Charlotte, N.C. Three individuals were elected by the NFDA House of Delegates and installed as officers during the Convention: President-elect Robert L. “Robby” Bates, CFSP, of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas; Treasurer Robert “Rob” C. Moore IV, CFSP, of Moore’s Home for Funerals in Wayne, N.J.; and Secretary Bob Arrington of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tenn. Each of these officers will serve a one-year term.