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10 Tips on Planning a Funeral

10 Tips on Planning a Funeral

When a loved one passes away, emotions are running wild.  Unfortunately, this time of chaotic emotions and grief is also a time when some major decisions must be made if they didn’t plan their own funeral while they were still living. The impact of losing someone and then planning their funeral within the span of […]

I'm Not Dead - Being Buried Alive Isn't Always an Urban Legend

I’m Not Dead – Being Buried Alive Isn’t Always an Urban Legend

It sounds like an urban legend or something out of a Monty Python sketch.  A man is found unresponsive, declared dead and then discovered to be very much alive once with the undertakers.  The fear of this scenario has a long history and one which is still with us today. Back in the Victorian age, […]

Hearse Clubs - the Perfect Option for Funeral Car Fans!

Hearse Clubs – the Perfect Option for Funeral Car Fans!

Cars have become a very important part of modern society. From subcompacts to SUVs to exotic sports cars, each style of vehicle has a loyal band of supporters. Showing off our cars and meeting others who share our interest is an extremely common means of bonding. Therefore, car clubs can be found for virtually any […]

Funeral Cars - A Brief History

Funeral Cars – A Brief History

Today, funeral cars are generally divided into two categories: hearses and limos.  The hearse carries the casket as part of a dignified ceremonial ritual, while the limo carries mourners (usually close relatives and friends, as other funeral attendees generally drive their own vehicles). The history of funeral cars is long and distinguished. Throughout the centuries, […]

Funeral Car Races - The Best Way to Show Off Your Car?

Funeral Car Races – The Best Way to Show Off Your Car?

When we think of race cars, vehicles such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches generally come to mind. It is not often that we mentally connect hearses or limos with racing. After all, funeral cars are generally big, heavy vehicles that are purpose-built to carry heavy loads at a slow and sedate speed. Nonetheless, funeral car […]

Stolen Funeral Cars - Why Security is Important

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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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]