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Hi -- anyone home? I see Harriet Bartnick has been here to announce the formation of Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Piedmont in North Carolina. Our initial steering committee is hard at work, and I've been asked to come up with an FAQ that can be used to educate us all. I'm on a steep learning curve with all of this and so am throwing a wide net with its review, hoping others will let me know if they see any inaccuracies. It is attached. You can email me at