As part of our analysis this week of the Connecting Directors Funeral Directors Survey, we will also be drawing comparison to other recent surveys including the 2011 NFDA Business Issues Report and the 2012 NFDA Consumer Survey.
Websites like InTheLightUrns.com and Huggableurns.com have created a new way to keep you close to your family long after you’re gone. No not Taxidermy, we’re not there… yet. Teddy Bear Urns. (I am as concerned as you are.) All of the morbid creepiness of a cremation urn cutely wrapped up in the innocence and cuddliness of a Teddy Bear.
They’re young. They’re cool. And they’re… funeral directors? Yes, such people do exist. And their insights into their profession might make you rethink everything you thought about it.
If we are open to it, we can learn from all ages, both genders, and those who at least topically appear to be very different than we are. Often, the hardest part of learning from others is getting ourself out of the way. Set our ego in time-out, and the entire world of ideas and opportunities will unfold, right before your eyes.
The Oklahoma Funeral Board recently released a new application allowing licensed funeral directors and embalmers to renew their licenses online at http://www.okfuneral.com beginning November 1, 2012.
The Toronto-based company said late Tuesday that an unnamed company has offered $32 per share for the shares it does not already own.
Budweiser was dominant throughout the funeral services. The family wore Budweiser T-shirts. The flower spray will filled with beer and a red cups which he normally drink out of. A local company donated the T-shirts along with 20 cases of beer.
In the wake of the devastation that occurred on the morning of September 11, 2001, Father Mychal Judge, a fire department chaplain since 1992, hurried to the site. A man of considerable respect, Judge was a fabled New York figure, who many considered a living saint.
Overall, 631 individuals participated in the Survey: 454 Funeral Directors and 177 who are Vendors, Suppliers, and Support Groups to the Funeral Services Profession (FSP).
Friday this last week my day started with a couple of emails and a phone call expressing outrage over a post on Connecting Directors. Basically, these contacts questioned my affiliation with a publication that would have the poor judgment to publish such a distasteful thing. I am both a guest author and a resident expert for Connecting Directors.