It might not be something you sit down and watch with a bowl of popcorn, but increasing numbers of families are filming loved ones’ funerals. Big Screen Advertising funeral videographer/editor Juliet Campbell, from Invercargill, said more families are opting to have funeral services and burials or cremation filmed, leading to an “explosion” in popularity.
You can find out some helpful demographic information about the people who have been reached by your Facebook business page. It’s simple to do, and can be very informative. Here’s how: Go to your funeral related business page (not your personal “home” news feed) and click on the Insights link at the top of the page. This will launch a general Overview screen, and an Overview bar will appear immediately under the Insights link button you just clicked.
I admit that I am new to the funeral profession. But I have spent most of my career in the technology sector. Actually, my children were unknowing beta testers for some of the first personal computers. At that time, we had no idea what kinds of applications a personal computer might have in the real world. It was a novelty, sure. But would regular, everyday people really use these things? What would they use them for?
‘Just throw ya hands in the air and wave’em like you ain’t in there!’
Stand up comedian. Tim Hawkins. gives some insight to what his ‘fun’ funeral will be like.
One of the ways my friend Jackie and I dealt with the crappy things in life was with gallows humor. It was the kind of stuff most people would drop their jaws over, but it really helped us cope with everything life had thrown at us. One of the things we’d joke about is how there weren’t any greeting cards for what we were going through. No one makes cards for cancer and dead kids! So instead, we’d scratch out the slogans on store-bought cards and write in our own (inappropriate) words. It might have been strange, but I cherish those silly cards now that she’s gone.
Forget the old joke about people dying to get in. Cemeteries are getting more interested in attracting the living. With cremations expected to outpace burials in the United States for the first time this year, it’s a way for cemeteries that rely on the sale of gravesites and services to make up for lost revenue.
To help members run efficient businesses, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has endorsed XMC Inc., one of the largest Xerox® office printer and office copier dealers in the United States. The company will provide association members with discounted equipment leasing, service and support.
A growing number of tech moguls are trying to solve their biggest problem yet: Aging. From reprogramming DNA to printing organs, some of Silicon Valley’s most successful and wealthy leaders are investing in biomedical research and new technologies with hopes of discovering the secret to living longer. And their investments are beginning to move the needle, said Zoltan Istvan, futurist and transhumanist presidential candidate.
Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Melbourne in cooperation with an international consortium working on the Global Burden of Disease Project carried out a study that started in 1990 and ended in 2013 which took into consideration 79 risk factors for death in 188 countries. Their results were published in The Lancet a few days ago. The risk factors that were included in their study contributed 25 million deaths in 1990, but by 2013 they already contributed to almost 31 million deaths worldwide.
One man is honoring veterans’ service one gravestone at a time. Andrew Lumish, a self-employed carpet cleaner who lives in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, spends every Sunday, his day off, cleaning veterans’ gravestones.