Many funeral homes nowadays, especially in larger, metropolitan areas, are corporately operated with commission based salesmen at the forefront...but there are still a handful of family run businesses out there. Outside of restaurants and construction/labor based companies, there aren't too many "Mom and Pop" operations out there besides funeral homes. Family owned and operated businesses are slowly becoming a thing of the past, but some folks in our industry are trying to halt that narrative.
When you think of the term "funeral director", many times you picture a man or woman in a black suit and tie, dress shoes, pen in pocket, with a stack of paperwork ready for signatures. But that was not always the case. In fact, the term for the original funeral director was called a "watcher" or a "layer" and most of the time were exclusively women. These women were usually a member of the family or a close friend of the deceased, and were not compensated for their services. Often, their duties would start as caring for the sick as a nurse and end as the person to care for the dead.
We are pleased to announce that we will now be offering books for our families to bring home based on their family's situation. All of our books touch on different topics of grief for all ages and scenarios.Whether you are dealing with the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling or child, there is a book for you.
Of course there is no charge for this program, we just ask that it is returned back to us when you are finished reading it, or pass it along to someone that you think would benefit from it.
No one wants to think about their own death, but something to potentially think about is what you would want to be buried or cremated with. Many people request things to be placed with them when they die, including many celebrities. Check out this list of famous people that have passed and what they were buried with.
Do you know what you want to be buried with? Email us some ideas and we will compile an anonymous list with some of your requests!
If you follow us on Facebook, you guys know that we post interesting funeral facts and news quite frequently. I have gathered up some interesting information that some of you might find very interesting. If you know of any weird or unusual facts about funerals, please share them with us. We would love to add to this list!
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