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Funerals, Death and the Positive Spin - Is Mainstream Funeral Culture a Good Thing?

Funerals, Death and the Positive Spin – Is Mainstream Funeral Culture a Good Thing?

We wrote about Thomas Lynch and the PBS documentary that came out of his writings in a previous post. We discussed the idea of becoming desensitized to death and hearses as a result of disconnecting ourselves from deceased loved ones in many ways. Today, I ask this question: Do people that search and buy hearses […]

Video Equipment Becoming New Features at Funerals

Video Equipment Becoming New Features at Funerals

Funeral homes across the country are adding video equipment to their facilities in an effort to give family members overseas a chance to say goodbye. One funeral home owner in the Twin Tiers region – Brad Perkins – is joining the trend. Perkins, owner of the Dryden area Perkins Funeral Home, recently invested in some […]

Thefts from Funeral Cars Spark Safety Concerns

Thefts from Funeral Cars Spark Safety Concerns

You know things are getting bad these days when thieves are targeting the funeral cars of mourners during a graveside service. That’s exactly what Stacy Egan and Thomas Beach did recently. They were arrested for stealing anything they found in the funeral cars at a cemetery while the owners of those cars were saying goodbye […]

Why Hymns are So Popular at Funerals

If you have ever been to a traditional funeral, you have probably noticed hymns playing in the background or someone may have even sung a hymn during the actual service. Hymns are very popular at funerals, but do you know why? Music has an uncanny way of expressing how we feel when we are dealing […]

Motorcycles and Funeral Cars Help Say Goodbye

Motorcycles and Funeral Cars Help Say Goodbye

Mark Guest was known for his enthusiasm for his motorcycle and riding it every chance he could. So when a procession of funeral cars followed him to his final resting place after being killed in a traffic accident, a large group of his biker friends followed behind for an impressive show of goodbyes. Guest was […]

Fewer people Using Hearses as Cost of Death Skyrockets

My father-in-law passed away last weekend. I share this with you because I wanted to say something about the costs of hearses, funeral cars and other funeral luxuries that families wish to have when they say goodbye to their loved ones. It broke my heart to watch my wife and my mother-in-law learn at the […]

Eco-Friendly Hearses and Other Ways to Help the Planet Posthumously

Eco-Friendly Hearses and Other Ways to Help the Planet Posthumously

As more and more people become eco-conscious and concerned about the planet, funeral homes are catering to those desires with eco-friendly hearses and other products. In addition to eco-friendly funeral cars and hearses, many people who spell out their wishes before their death are choosing options to reduce their carbon footprint. The number of cremations […]