Her extensive vocabulary was more than highly proficient at knowing more curse words than most people learned in a lifetime. She liked four letter words as much as she loved her rock garden and trust us she LOVED to weed that garden with us as her helpers, when child labour was legal or so we were told.
A couple of decades ago I was visiting with 3 funeral home owner friends. They were discussing among themselves that the expensive makeovers of their selection rooms, popular at the time, were not working as advertised. Having heard nothing but glorious praise about these “retail” style showrooms I was taken aback by their private comments among themselves. Even more curious was the response when I asked them why it was that such a widely praised concept wasn’t working for them. In unison they said:
Posing for photographs with the dead may be considered unseemly today, but in America during the late nineteenth century it was a widely accepted way to mourn for lost loved ones. Whether it was a child, an adult, or even a pet that had just died—a posthumous portrait was often the final picture before burial.
Family and friends of a 56-year-old grandmother, who died from cancer, have attended a Halloween-themed funeral at Luton (UK). Among the 100 mourners, who came to celebrate her life, some were dressed up as Witches, Beetlejuice, the Tasmanian Devil and even Darth Vader! Johnson’s son, Neil, said: “We’ve added an extra little personal touch to the funeral, it’s helped a lot.”
A few years ago, a friend of Suelin Chen’s told her about a particularly beautiful funeral she had attended, one that made a lasting impression on Chen, even though she was never there. “She said it was by the water and everyone had candles and there was a procession and, looking back, she could see all these flickering lights,” Chen said. “No one was wearing black, and the general feeling was uplifting …
Independent Funeral Directors of Florida and DNA Memorial, a DNA services brand of CG Labs, Inc., have entered into an agreement designating IFDF as the exclusive distributor of the DNA Memorial services and products to Florida’s independently owned funeral homes.
Nothing is better than finding your passion in life. For some people, this might be a desire to express your creativity through art or music, or to help people better themselves through education or teaching. But for those in the funeral profession, the journey towards a career full of passion is a little bit different.
Medicare announced plans this month to reimburse doctors for talking with patients about what treatments they want — and don’t want — toward the end of life. This sensible, long-overdue proposal is likely to have a very wide impact. About 80 percent of people who die in the United States each year are covered by Medicare, and Medicare policies are often followed by private insurers, some of which already pay for these advance-planning conversations.
The engagement on your page may be excellent, with many fans Liking, Sharing, and Commenting on your posts. But if these folks do not live within your service area, your page will do little to increase your business and improve your bottom line. So, how do you generate visibility for your page among the people most likely to become your customers? Here are some ideas:
Messenger LLC, the leading funeral stationery supplier in North America, recently recognized its top 10 sales representatives with sales awards at the company’s National Sales Meeting held in Orlando, Florida. Top honors went to Tom Ahlers, Jay Amburgey, David Bednar, Jeff Burnett, Ellie Dane, John Duncan, Dave Kolbe, Glenn Vaughn, Rick Wood and father and son team, Gerry and Greg Wright