As environmental consciousness has grown in the country, some people like Theresa Purcell have questioned the practice of pumping dead bodies full of chemicals before they’re buried in thick, concrete vaults in the ground. “People are unfamiliar with the embalming process. People just hear that if you’re going to be buried, you need a concrete vault but don’t actually question the reasons behind that,”
The National Funeral Directors Association Recognizes ASD – Answering Service for Directors with the 2012 NFDA Innovation Award
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) presented ASD – Answering Service for Directors with the 2012 NFDA Innovation Award during the association’s International Convention & Expo, which took place October 7-10 in Charlotte, N.C. The company was recognized for its ASD Mobile, a smartphone application. Established in 2009, the NFDA Innovation Award recognizes and promotes creativity, innovation and excellence among funeral service suppliers and vendors.
This guy really doesn’t like this casket billboard from FuneralSmarts.com. He recorded this Youtube video to show his disapproval for the casket billboard and high gas prices.
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.