Last Updated ( Monday, 01 November 2010 11:55 )
1963 saw the publication of Jessica Mitford‘s book, The American Way of Death. Her charges of corruption and abuse in the funeral industry were not drowned out, as many funeral directors had hoped, by the unanimity of grief surrounding the ceremonies for President Kennedy later in the year. The book was full of social criticism, wit, satire, and exposure of scandal - enough writing skill to make it a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Long after its appearance, the book continued to incite public denouncements of the industry.
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KSLA News 12
Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 October 2010 13:29 )
Oct 29, 2010
A Vivian man pleaded guilty on Friday to bank fraud and admitted to defrauding 65 victims of more than $400,000 in prepaid funeral and burial services. William James McGuire, 63, owner and operator of McGuire Funeral Home in Vivian (Louisiana) was entered in the plea in the U. S. District Court in Shreveport.
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Lifetimes: The beautiful way to explain death to children
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 October 2010 14:46 )
While written primarily for Baby-Preschool reading level, this excellent illustrated book has important concepts for adults.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 October 2010 08:39 )
Oct 26, 2010
Ghana's Custom Coffins
A coffin might be your most lasting purchase -- so shouldn't it make a lasting impression?
Craftsmen in the African nation of Ghana have gained international acclaim for their flashy, custom-built coffins, which are individually designed to resemble an object with special meaning to the person who died.
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Death Care Compliance Law
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 October 2010 20:48 )
October 26, 2010
Missouri's Show Me Procedures
The Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors has released its proposed preneed examination procedures. The release comes just 24 hours before the Board’s October 27th meeting, and so few funeral directors will be prepared to ask questions.
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