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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 […]

Funeral Processions and Police Escorts - Who Gets Them and Why?

Funeral Processions and Police Escorts – Who Gets Them and Why?

Funeral processions are a fairly common occurrence in small towns, suburbs and cities alike.  While we are all used to seeing funeral processions, sometimes we see them accompanied by a police presence.  This has led to a number of questions about why some processions have this added feature and others don’t.  Many people think it’s […]

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 […]

new auto technologies for funeral cars

The Car Technology That Can Improve Your Funeral Services

In-car technologies are abounding. And funeral cars aren’t being left out. A recent article highlights 10 emerging auto technologies that almost every auto maker is adding to factory roll outs and that funeral companies can look forward to as well. Some of the technologies are ubiquitous while others may not seem necessary inside a funeral […]

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 […]

Planning Your Funeral Online - How to Click Your Way to the Perfect Funeral

Planning Your Funeral Online – How to Click Your Way to the Perfect Funeral

Shopping online.  We do it for everything from our new television sets to what we’ll order for lunch.  Checking into stores on social media to unlock coupons, getting alerts from discount sites for local deals and even being able to manage, move and protect our credit and savings in real time through applications – the […]