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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]