Day of the Dead – Mexico’s Halloween

The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular, the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support […]

Which of the following is another name for biocremation?

Alkaline hydrolysis or heated water and potassium hydroxide (lye) are used to liquefy the body, leaving only bones behind. The bones are then pulverized and returned to the family is commonly know as biocreamtion or aquamation. Which of the following is another name for this process? A. Resomation B. Hydromation C. Liquimation A. Resomation A process in which a deceased person’s body is immersed in a solution of water and […]

Reclaiming Your Sleep After The Loss Of A Loved One

Many people find they have difficulty sleeping after the death of a loved one. It is normal to be kept up by the various emotions of guilt, sadness, and anxiety that can manifest themselves while grieving. However, just because it is normal and understandable doesn’t mean it is something you can ignore. Sleep and mental […]

What state does not require funeral directors to be state licensed?

Of the following choices, which state does not require funeral directors to be licensed by the state? Here are your choices: A. Alaska B. Texas C. Colorado D. California   Answer:  C. Colorado Colorado State Laws & Regulations – Excerpt Unlike most states, the State of Colorado does not license funeral directors or embalmers. Colorado’s legislature […]

Top 5 Funeral Home Software Applications

The following is a collection of the top 5 Funeral Home and Cremation software applications as listed on the site www.capterra.com. A collection of reviews gathered over the past 5 years has listed these as the top 5 picks. This list is in no way an endorsement by the Bogati Urn Company. It is advised to consult […]

Which of these funeral and burial statements are false?

1. The use of a burial vault is required by law in the U.S. False. State laws do not require that a burial vault is used, but most cemeteries require them since the vault prevents the ground from caving in. Some cemeteries will allow a less expensive grave liner to be used. Some liners cover […]

Trends in Funerals

A blog article from TalkDeath.com covered upcoming trends in the funeral industry. Here is an excerpt from their article. The way that we grieve is different from culture to culture and person to person. Losing a loved one is something that one cannot prepare for, and in many cases do not expect when it happens. Needless to […]

Supporting a Loved One with Cancer | Be There with Heart and Hand

Having a loved one face cancer is something that no one can truly prepare for. Unless we have faced this struggle ourselves, it can be impossible to understand what they are going through. However, there is plenty that you can do to support them as they go through treatment. Emotional Support Being diagnosed with cancer […]

PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY OBITUARY

It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news: Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens […]