Saying goodbye to 2012

December 31, 2012; 2012, as they all have been in my life, was one interesting year.; Successes and failures were experienced, as has been the case over my entire life.; I made some new friends, and lost some old friends.; I had days of despair, and days of joy.; My...

The Power of Funeral Home Visibility

“Behold I have set before you an open door . . . . “ Rev: 3:8; I have often wondered privately to myself the motivation for people in our profession to make comments such as “When people are done with the funeral home, they don’t want to come back.” Or, “I don’t...

Another Change to the Funeral Horizon

I was not surprised. Rumors had been flying around for a while. Even if there had been no rumors I still would not have been surprised. The news, when finally verified, was another example of a sign of the times for our beloved profession.; Aurora Casket was sold.; My...

The five-year cycle

The word went out last week. The announcement was made to most every living soul connected with death care that the prestigious news magazine “60 Minutes” was going to put their spotlight on the “death care industry.” First off, I don’t like the word “industry” in...