Sharks, Presidents, and Millionaires | FFFW #20

ENJOY Friday Funeral Fast Wrap Funeral Industry News January 22, 2021

Sharks, Presidents, and Millionaires | FFFW #20

FRIDAY FRI-YAY!

Here’s a list of things that are just as great as Fridays!

  1. Free donuts
  2. Newborn pups
  3. The winter Olympics
  4. Shark Week
  5. Winning market share
  6. Krispy Kreme hot fresh donuts
  7. A good rainy day Netflix binge
  8. The first day that really feels like summer

All these things are amazing and so is today and so are you! Let’s have a good day!

GAME TIME!

Two days ago a new president was sworn into office. So today, we’re going to do some non-political, bi-partison, presidential/death-care focused trivia/games. Please enjoy!

How many former US presidents have died on July 4th?

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 5

Two truths, one lie (click which one is the lie)

  1. Four vice presidents have been cremated
  2. No president has ever been cremated
  3. Lincoln popularized embalming

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PRE-PLANNING MADE SOMEONE A MILLIONAIRE

Forrest Fenn was a baller. One, his name was Forrest Fenn, and two, his pre-planning created a decade of adventure for so many people and even made one of them a millionaire. See, even if you aren’t familiar with his name, you may know a little bit about his story. Forrest Fenn is the man who buried a million-dollar treasure out in the desert and offered the winnings to whoever found it. All of this was sparked by a terminal diagnosis he received in 1988.

Eventually in 2020, his treasure was found, just months before Mr.Fenn would pass away. After a decade of treasure hunters decoding clues, driving themselves crazy, and even a few getting themselves killed on the adventure, Forrest was able to meet the person who found it and look through his treasure one last time.

So… Why am I writing this? Like, what does it have to do with anything right now? Well, truthfully, I saw his name pop-up on a list of notable deaths from 2020, and it reignited the fascination I’ve had with this story for the past three years.

Basically, Forrest Fenn did amazing pre-planning, maybe the best of all time. He took a scary diagnosis and made something really exciting out of it that ended up changing several peoples’ lives. So, I guess I’m writing this to say the following:

In life, a lot of tricky situations come our way. They just do. They’ll affect our lives in ways that we can’t control. But… We can still do our best to make the most out of them. We could all stand to have a little more Forrest Fenn in our lives.

YOU OTTER BE PROUD

Let’s be honest, our profession gets a lot of negative press, so we’ve searched the internet to find stories of funeral things getting respect and doing great things!

  1. Wilbert EDU Free Online CEU Courses Continue in 2021
  2. NFDA Partners with Certified Safety Training to Provide OSHA Safety Program
  3. Pandemic’s unsung heroes

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