Disposition’s Getting a Little Dirty | FFFW #25

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Disposition’s Getting a Little Dirty | FFFW #25

FEBRUARY’S ALMOST OVER????

Y’all, this month flew by. The fact that next Friday we’ll be in March is very exciting for me! Why? Well, I believe that in a perfect world it’s with late spring, winter, or early fall ALL THE TIME. So, moving to March means we’re one month closer to the best weather and seasons. Let’s crush these last few days of February and set ourselves up for a great end to Q1!

GAME TIME!

Which president is known for advancing the world of embalming?

  1. John Tyler
  2. Franklin Pierce
  3. Abraham Lincoln

SHOULD YOUR FUNERAL HOME BE ON TIKTOK?

TikTok almost isn’t new anymore. It started getting mainstream in 2019 and built a massive user base during the pandemic. So with so many people being on a platform, shouldn’t you be there too?

Well, no… but yes. See, your demographic isn’t actively using TikTok enough to justify a large budget and time commitment to it. There’s also no way to target your content specifically to your community. So for the time being, you shouldn’t stress too much over this platform. That being said, adapting the trends to a funeral home would be amazing to see, and we here at the FFFW VERY MUCH support it. So, though you don’t HAVE to and it might not be SUPER beneficial, you should start making some Toks.

So what does work? Still, the best platform for reaching people 55 and up (your target demographic) is Facebook. And nobody manages funeral homes on Facebook as well as DISRUPT Media. If you’re interested in seeing high ROI through social media then you should see what all DM has to offer!

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TURN ME TO DIRT

Recompose, a ground-breaking “human composting” funeral home is officially open to the public. Basically, from what I can tell, this funeral home takes bodies and turns them in a barrel with some additives for about a month until the body has been turned into “compost” or what I think of as dirt. You can read more about it here!

Personally, I love this stuff. I’ve told my friends and family that I want to have a natural burial after I write my last FFFW. After hearing stories like this, I always think, “what options will we have in 50 years?” If we can compost Mr. Dirk into a pile of dirt in 2021, what other methods of disposal will we have in 2071? Based upon almost nothing more than my imagination I created (you guessed it) a little list.

THINGS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT EXIST IN 2071 TO DISPOSE OF HUMAN REMAINS THAT MIGHT SEEM CRAZY RIGHT NOW BUT THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S 2021 AND NOT 2071 AND I KNOW THIS IS A LONG TITLE BUT I THINK IT ADDS COMEDIC IMPACT ESPECIALLY IF YOU PICTURE THIS WHOLE THING SANG LIKE AN INTRO FOR A BIT ON A LATE NIGHT SHOW.

  1. Alexa, but your loved-one’s name. Now, I don’t know how I feel about this, but what if you took an urn and combined it with an Alexa device that was modified with your loved-one’s name, voice, and audible mannerisms.

“Hey dad, what’s the weather going to be today?”

“Hey honey, the weather will be rainy with a temperature of 55 degrees, please wear a coat.”

I don’t know, it doesn’t seem too far off.

  1. Going liquid. This one is weird, but, what if a body could be turned to a water-like substance? Maybe people already do this, I don’t know. Here’s my logic, we’re like 70% water as it is, so it shouldn’t be that hard. I think this could create some cool memorial options, if people can be turned to stone (which they can now) and if people could be turned into liquid, then you could have a water fountain fully composed of loved ones. I know this sounds weird, but I’m just putting stuff out there.
  2. Back to the backyard. This isn’t new, but it could be a new trend again. Instead of going to cemeteries, I could see people just wanting to have their loved ones placed in their own backyards. I know there’s legal things that would have to be adjusted and approved, but, people are less communal now than we used to be so maybe in 50 that trend continues in death. Maybe the future of death-care isn’t in weird technology or liquidy bodies, maybe it’s a return to the olden times where a wooden cross was placed on some family land where people can see and remember their loved one every day. Who knows?

COMIC OF THE WEEK

Cremation is peaceful, right?

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. Funeral Home Owner David Swick Wins January Private Label Casket Giveaway
  2. Selected Educational Trust Announces Leadership Academy Scholarship Recipient!
  3. 5 Best Funeral Homes in Charlotte

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