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Kelly lives near Columbus, Ohio with her wife and two children. She enjoys urban exploration, hiking and is an avid reader.

Children & Grief:  5 Ways to Help Your Youngest Clients

Children & Grief: 5 Ways to Help Your Youngest Clients

Funeral professionals are accustomed to working with adults.  After all, when it comes to pre-need arrangements or immediate needs, children are rarely involved.  But that doesn’t mean children don’t have needs which should be addressed as part of the grieving process.  For many years, families were uncomfortable discussing death with children and would ask that […]

Women Prove the Funeral Business Isn't a Boy's Club Anymore

Women Prove the Funeral Business Isn’t a Boy’s Club Anymore

These days it’s easy to believe that gendered occupations are a thing of the past.  Today, girls grow up knowing they aren’t limited to teaching or nursing while young boys understand they don’t have to be firemen or grocers.  Still, there are some professions which are viewed as leaning heavily towards men or women.  When […]

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 […]

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 […]

Florida Hearse Tour Delivers Unique Macabre Experience

Florida Hearse Tour Delivers Unique Macabre Experience

Halloween is just around the corner and fans of all things dark and dreary are lining up to take advantage of a unique experience one company offers.   Residents and visitors to the St. Augustine area of Florida are quick to recommend the Hearse Rides Ghost Tour. This trip through some of the more morbid stories […]

Five Lives Snuffed Out on Friday the 13th

Five Lives Snuffed Out on Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th has long been associated with bad luck. This association was ingrained in our culture long before the Jason Vorhees and the infamous Friday the 13th movie franchise. The fact is that it’s hard to determine the true spark for connecting Friday the 13th with bad luck. There are a handful of theories […]

How Modern Tragedies Are Causing a Spike in Hearse Demands

How Modern Tragedies Are Causing a Spike in Hearse Demands

With the recent rash of mass shootings and other public tragedies across the United States, industry experts have noted an increase in demand for hearses and other funeral cars.  Many bloggers and commentators spend their time looking for a common denominator while others stay focused on what can be done now to help bring people […]

The Use of Hearses in Demonstrations - Powerful or Poor Taste?

The Use of Hearses in Demonstrations – Powerful or Poor Taste?

Protests are designed to create a reaction and start a conversation.  When people set out to demonstrate for or against something, their objective it to bring their cause into the public consciousness.  In order to achieve that goal, demonstrations often use a number of different methods to get people’s attention and drive their message home. […]

Funeral Procession Etiquette: Are We Showing Enough Respect Today?

Funeral Procession Etiquette: Are We Showing Enough Respect Today?

This summer, a solder’s actions during a funeral procession quickly went viral.  A photo of the soldier standing at attention and saluting as a funeral procession drove by was shared on social media and quickly spread like wildfire.  People from all over the country took a moment to applaud the soldier’s actions and engage in […]