NFDA Needs to Rebook ASAP | FFFW #84

ENJOY Friday Funeral Fast Wrap Funeral Industry News April 29, 2022

NFDA Needs to Rebook ASAP | FFFW #84

It’s the last Friday of April, and as we know, all these showers are bringing in some May flowers, just like the Mayflower brought in pilgrims who starved until they created a holiday that involved eating fine meats and sweets. Wait, where am I going with this? IDK, but we’re kicking your Friday off right with this issue of the FFFW!

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Ranking NFDA Convention Cities (By Their State Tree)

Did you know that today is Arbor Day? Honestly, trees are pretty cool, so I think it’s nice that we have a day once a year where we can pour one out for our wooded friends. Honestly, this is a big day for funeral homes too. Way back when in early America, most funeral homes started because woodworkers started making caskets, then they figured, “Hey, if I’m making money selling a casket, I bet I could make more selling a funeral.” So we have to put some respect on our ferns, birches, and oaks today.

Also, NFDA has announced their next three convention cities, so we’re gonna predict which will be the best and which will be the worst based on each city’s state tree.

Third Place (AKA Last Place)
NFDA will return to Las Vegas in 2023. BIG MISTAKE! See, the “Sin City” is located in the wonderful state of Nevada. I don’t have much against the “Battle Born State” EXCEPT for this- they have two state trees.

That’s right, both the Bristlecone Pine and the Single-Leaf Pinyon have been claimed as the state tree. That just rubs my bark the wrong way. This type of indecisiveness will surely cause discontentment for the funeral profession as a whole. Like, what’s next? Is Nevada gonna also have two state birds? Two Governors? Two tax days? Two is just too much.

Second Place (Getting Better)
Coming in the silver position, we have Maryland. That’s right, this year, 2022, NFDA will be hosted in Baltimore. Their state tree is the White Oak. Respectable, maybe not outstanding, but it’s an American classic.

By reading the leaves, I can predict that this will be a solid straightforward convention. Like the White Oak, known for its’ leak-resistant grain, the gathering will be sturdy and grounded.

First Place (The
In 2024, NFDA will be bringing the party to New Orleans. Good choice, see the state tree of Louisiana is the Bald Cypress. And this tree is AWESOME. It can survive in basically any soil and has the coolest-looking trunk. At the FFFW we’re big fans of the Bald Cypress, so we’re big fans of this choice.

If you’re going to NFDA 2024- lookout. It’s gonna rock. It’s gonna change your life. Like, hold on tight.

So there you go! What’s your favorite state tree?

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Happy Arbor Day.

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) Vilonia funeral director earns national cremation certification

2) Modern technology helps with search for lost Iowa cemetery

3) This new Virginia law helps maintain Black cemeteries: ‘It’s past due’