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"Operation Grandma": Getting Creative with Ashes

"Operation Grandma": Getting Creative with Ashes

As cremation has become more popular, situations like “Operation Grandma” were bound to occur. That’s the term employees at Disney World and Disneyland use when a loved one’s ashes don’t scatter as intended and a quick vacuum is needed, according...

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Female Funeral Directors on Track to Take Over Field

Female Funeral Directors on Track to Take Over Field

Three months into 2018, the #TimesUp movement is altering workplace environments, a record number of women are running for public office in 2018, and we are starting to see cracks in the glass ceilings of some typically male-dominated fields, like the funeral industry.
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Greener Cremation Method Spreading Across the U.S.

Greener Cremation Method Spreading Across the U.S.

We were intrigued when a customer recently told us about "water cremation" aka biocremation, which is an environmentally friendly cremation process that could change the way you think about cremation. Read here about this new breakthrough and see if it's available in your state.
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Majority of Americans Choosing Cremation

Majority of Americans Choosing Cremation

When it comes to end-of-life choices, cremation continues to gain ground, so to speak, on burial. For the first time, a majority of people in the United States chose cremation in 2016. According to the recently released 2017 Cremation and...

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Funeral Homes Providing Comfort with Therapy Dogs

Funeral Homes Providing Comfort with Therapy Dogs

Funeral homes and therapy dogs: What a beautiful—and smart—combination. The Boston Globe recently ran a story about how an increasing number of funeral homes in the state are “employing” therapy dogs to help their clients through their difficult times. The...

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Obits We Love: An Inspirational Retirement

Obits We Love: An Inspirational Retirement

Obituaries can be difficult to write. After all, one is tasked with the rather daunting task of summing up a person’s lifetime achievements during an emotional time. As we come across them, we’ll highlight obits that we think paint a...

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