I went for a drive. I didn’t go to the store. I didn’t go for a joyride. I led a funeral procession. You’ve all seen it. The motorcycle escorts stopping … Continue reading The Procession
Disinterment is defined as removing a casket from its place of rest. It’s done for all types of reasons. Ongoing or reopened police investigations, court orders, but more often than … Continue reading I Want to Move it, Move it.
7 year old Alex asked me a question. Her mother brought her in with her to make arrangements for her husband, Daniel, who had tragically lost his life in … Continue reading “Are You Going to Burn My Daddy?”
Even if they aren’t religious, most funeral directors tend to be a bit spiritual. At the very least, we believe in ghosts. Not the sheets with holes for eyes type … Continue reading Charlie
Almost everyone who has spent time working in a small funeral home has an older mortician that has imparted some wisdom on them (albeit occasionally unsolicited). Mine was Mr. Jones. … Continue reading Cigars in the Car
Mortician. Funeral Director. Duchess of Death. Memorial Counselor.
Call it what you want- titles are just words.
Death is one of the only things that everyone on this Earth has in common, yet nobody wants to talk about it. Why?
That’s where I come in.
While I hate the cheesy statement “Death is my life”, it literally is.
I do death. And I get paid for it. After 8 years in the funeral industry, I’ve grown to respect and even appreciate the end of life.
One thing I’ve realized is that it’s something nobody wants to talk about. Death is something that is shrouded in overdone metaphors and underdone sympathies.
Nobody wants to get real. Well, my loves, the time has come.
Let’s get stiff.