BATESVILLE VAULTS CAN’T CONTAIN OUR GRATITUDE | FFFW #61
THANKFUL FOR YOU
This is the last Friday before Thanksgiving. That means the next time I see you, both of our bellies will be full and all of society will be in agreement that it’s okay to play Christmas music. So, this is our Thanksgiving spectacular. That being the case, it would be rude of me not to show my gratitude to you.
I am so thankful for you. A little over a year ago the FFFW was a wild experiment. When I made issue number one (for email only) it wasn’t promised that we would continue it. You kept reading though. Now, the FFFW is one of my favorite responsibilities and is a full-blown sponsored article/newsletter (shout out to Parting Pro). So, among many things, I am so thankful for you! Let’s go out and show our gratitude to the world this week!
Fridays left before Thanksgiving: 0Fridays left before Christmas: 5
The average American consumes 3,000 calories for a Thanksgiving meal. The standard serving of funeral potatoes is half a cup. How many servings of funeral potatoes would someone have to eat 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving. NOTE: click your answer. If you get a twerking turkey- you’re right. If you get any other GIF- you need to try again.
100,000 of anything is a lot.
- 100,000 seconds is equal to 27.7 hours.
- 100,000 days is equal to 273.9 years.
- 100,000 miles is equal to the length of the USA (coast to coast) 33 times over.
So, that’s why it’s awesome when we tell you that Parting Pro’s funeral homes have had over 100,000 families use their online arranger. That’s proof that it works, and it works well! They have a mission to skyrocket your cremation business without forcing you to hire any new employees. See for yourself how Parting Pro can work for you!
“The biggest innovation in deathcare in the past decade or two.”
THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR (NO MATTER WHAT)
Gratitude isn’t always easy, and the past couple of years have been pretty rough for a lot of people (especially in this profession). So, I want to give you a few things that we can all be universally happy and grateful for this time of year.
1) Tom Selleck has NEVER abandoned his mustache!
For decades it has been a shining light for hairy lips everywhere, and now the stache is back in style! He held on when everyone else let go! Be thankful for THAT!
2) Wendy’s is testing out a strawberry Frosty!
Frosty= awesome. Strawberries= awesome. The combo= potential euphoria.
3) This GIF exists!
Just be thankful for this graphical moving image!
COMIC OF THE WEEK
Don’t sweat it, hindsight is 20/20.
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) New Members Elected To The ICCFA Educational Foundation Board Of Trustees
2) Greenville funeral home helps set up scholarship fund for addiction recovery
3) This historic Brooklyn cemetery shows us a future without lawns