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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 […]

Five Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Hearses

Five Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Hearses

  You’ve probably seen several hearses over the course of your lifetime. Most of them have probably been black, but you may have seen white ones and maybe even some gray ones. Here are some facts about hearses, the symbolism of the color and other things you may not have known about these funeral cars […]

A Hearse for a Pet Funeral?

A Hearse for a Pet Funeral?

Pet funerals are becoming more and more popular these days. With people treating their pets more like family members, they mourn the death of a pet just as much as the death of a human loved one. One Pennsylvania-based cemetery recognizes that emotional connection and is offering funeral services and burial for pets. The Jefferson […]

If You Want a Hearse for Halloween - Book NOW

If You Want a Hearse for Halloween – Book NOW

The holidays run a whole lot smoother when you prepare ahead of time.  Just like you’ll plan your menu and guest lists for Thanksgiving or Christmas, you should also be thinking ahead when it comes to Halloween.  These days, people love going all out for what is fast becoming America’s favorite fun holiday.  It seems […]

How to Write a Eulogy - Five Simple Tips

How to Write a Eulogy – Five Simple Tips

Have you ever been asked to write a eulogy for a family member or friend that passed away? If so, you’ve probably agonized over the process for hours as beads of sweat dripped down your forehead. But anybody who has ever given one of these memorial speeches will tell you it’s not easy. In fact, […]

Funeral Costs - What Goes Into the Final Price?

Funeral Costs – What Goes Into the Final Price?

For most people, there is a sense of ‘sticker shock’ when they plan and pay for a funeral.  Since planning a funeral often happens while a person is in a fragile emotional state, it can be easy for costs to mount up without the family realizing.  Even people who pay in advance for their funeral […]

Prepaid Funerals - A Smart Investment or Wasted Time?

Prepaid Funerals – A Smart Investment or Wasted Time?

People plan the big events of their lives today with an increasing attention to detail and desire to control every aspect, every element, every final detail.  So it comes as no surprise that more and more people are planning their funerals in advance these days.  Critics concede that some pre-planning is a good investment but […]

Funeral Homes See a Change in Recession-Proof Status

Funeral Homes See a Change in Recession-Proof Status

In the last decade or so, some major corporations thought it was a good idea to “buy up” a bunch of independent funeral homes because of their financial certainty. After all, everybody has to die, right? Of course that’s right. But what they don’t have to do is die at early ages like our grandparents […]