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Stolen Funeral Cars - Why Security is Important
By on October 06, 2016  |  Comments 0

Stolen Funeral Cars – Why Security is Important

While many people don’t think twice about equipping their car with OnStar or similar tracking and GPS devices, many funeral homes and private collectors don’t add these options to their funeral cars.  Part of the reason is because many people believe there are some things in life that just simply should not be done, no […]

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By on September 12, 2016  |  Comments 0

Are DIY Funerals The Next Big Thing?

  We live in The Age of DIY.  From making your own porch swing and laying your own tile to handling your own divorce and even administering microdermabrasion treatments at home – if you ave a goal there’s a DIY product to help.  With the plethora of DIY products and services available, it seems like […]

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The Final Ride - Should Pets Ride With Families at Funerals?
By on September 03, 2016  |  Comments 0

The Final Ride – Should Pets Ride With Families at Funerals?

Have you ever seen a procession of funeral cars in which a beloved pet was riding along with the family?  It probably doesn’t happen too often. For some families, however, animal companions are just as much a part of the family as sons or daughters. As such, they ride along with the bereaved in the […]

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Shopping Strip Funeral Homes - A New Trend or Too Weird?
By on August 16, 2016  |  Comments 0

Shopping Strip Funeral Homes – A New Trend or Too Weird?

Shopping strips provide popular space at what is usually a pretty cheap price.  Newer versions of these strips are often dubbed ‘retail neighborhoods’ but at the end of the day they’re just strip malls with a prettier facade.  The strip malls that rose to popularity in the 1970s and 80s continue to provide easy access […]

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Vanity Plates and Funeral Cars - A Good Idea or Bad Taste?
By on August 09, 2016  |  Comments 0

Vanity Plates and Funeral Cars – A Good Idea or Bad Taste?

People who own hearses and other types of funeral cars typically have a sense of humor. Granted, that sense of humor is usually on the morbid side, but it’s a sense of humor nonetheless. Some of them like to display their funny side on their vehicles with a clever and witty vanity plate. Unfortunately, many […]

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Hearse Legends and Lore - Separating Truth from Fiction

Hearse Legends and Lore – Separating Truth from Fiction

Hearses and funeral cars are probably the most storied vehicles in the history of our culture. Even before the modern-day hearses, the mystique of death and the horse-drawn carriage has always grabbed peoples’ attention. That’s why there are so many legends about hearses and funeral cars in our society. We’ve brought together some of the […]

Funerals, Death and the Positive Spin - Is Mainstream Funeral Culture a Good Thing?

Funerals, Death and the Positive Spin – Is Mainstream Funeral Culture a Good Thing?

We wrote about Thomas Lynch and the PBS documentary that came out of his writings in a previous post. We discussed the idea of becoming desensitized to death and hearses as a result of disconnecting ourselves from deceased loved ones in many ways. Today, I ask this question: Do people that search and buy hearses […]

What It Means to be a Funeral Director - Part 1

What It Means to be a Funeral Director – Part 1

The funeral industry is one of the more secure and recession-proof industries in the nation. However, it takes a special person to become a funeral director. A person needs to be compassionate, understanding, business savvy and willing to work with dead bodies in order to be successful. The profession is also quite misunderstood. Following are […]

The Funeral Car Procession - What Does Each Car Do?

The Funeral Car Procession – What Does Each Car Do?

Funerals are something that most of us will go through at some point in our lives. However, these occasions are also some of the most misunderstood of anything we’ll experience.  The funeral process is not typically something people learn about and, as a result, they feel confused and overwhelmed when they are dealing with it. […]

How a Show About Funerals Helps People Grieve

How a Show About Funerals Helps People Grieve

Does the sight of funeral cars in a procession make you sad? When you see a funeral home or something else related to death, do you get a lump in your throat thinking about a loved one’s death in the past? If so, TV might be a way to overcome this.  Shows like HBO’s Six […]

One Man Chooses a Truly Unique Vehicle for His Final Ride

One Man Chooses a Truly Unique Vehicle for His Final Ride

Although most people choose to be taken to their final resting place in a traditional hearse or in funeral cars, some people have other ideas about their last ride. Milon Boone Adams of Georgia wanted his final ride to be unique. Instead of using a procession of funeral cars, he wanted lo-boy trailer to take […]

Drive Traffic to Your Funeral Home Through Google My Business

Drive Traffic to Your Funeral Home Through Google My Business

Marketing a funeral home means walking a fine line between promotion and compassion.  You want to make yourself visible and accessible when people need your services, but you don’t necessarily want to go overboard since that could make you look less professional. Google now offers a service that can help make your business more visible […]

Are Funeral Homes Still Recession Proof?  Decline in the Demand for Funeral Cars at Services

Are Funeral Homes Still Recession Proof? Decline in the Demand for Funeral Cars at Services

People used to say that the funeral business was recession-proof. Even when people are suffering financially, funerals are something that they will always need. While this is true, many mourners are finding ways to save money when it comes time to say goodbye to a loved one. One of the main things they are cutting […]

In Tough Times, the County Funds Many Funerals

In Tough Times, the County Funds Many Funerals

The United States has seen some tough economic times in its history.  Many of us automatically think of the Great Depression when we think of these tough times but the truth is that we’ve endured some rocky years in modern history as well.  Back in 2009, we saw a huge upheaval in the country’s economic […]

Funeral Cars: A Comforting Tradition in a Changing World

Funeral Cars: A Comforting Tradition in a Changing World

If there’s anything you can count on in this world, it’s change.  Whether you look at the changes in how we shop or watch TV to the changes in how we communicate and travel, change is everywhere.  When there’s so much going on, many people look for comfort in the simple traditions that escape the […]