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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 […]

Do Teens Who Play Taps Need Legal Protection?

Do Teens Who Play Taps Need Legal Protection?

Recently, we discussed a shortage of musicians to play Taps at military funerals.  This shortage has resulted in a number of private musicians stepping up to offer their services to honor fallen soldiers.  One group of musicians who are now receiving legal protection are students who are excused from class in order to play Taps […]

Coping with Death on the Daily

Dealing With Grief on the Daily – Coping Strategies for Funeral Professionals

Working in the funeral business isn’t for everyone. It has a high burnout rate and coping with the emotions the job brings is, quite simply, a huge undertaking. Still, it’s a calling that needs professional, compassionate people and so every year thousands of people join the ranks. After a while, though, many start to feel […]

Alternative Ideas for Funeral Arrangements

Alternative Ideas for Funeral Arrangements

Funerals have been a part of our history for so long that we’ve come to think of them as always following the same formula. Typically this means set visiting hours for family and friends followed by a memorial service, internment at a cemetery and then, in many cases, a more casual gathering for family and […]