A Day In The Life: Monday

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Monday morning started way too early. I received a call from a funeral home in a distant city to help a family in our town. The funeral director asked if I could meet a family at their home where their mother had died following a lengthy illness. Due to the distance it would be some […]

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A Day In The Life: Wednesday

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Wednesday, Humpday! As the orange juice splashed into the plain clear glass, the background noise of eggs frying in the pan was the only other sound in the kitchen. Oh boy, the obituaries! I stepped out on the porch to get the morning paper to see what had happened in the world, and to follow […]

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A Day In The Life: Tuesday

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Tuesday would be more normal… Or so I thought as I stepped from the shower before the sun peaked over the horizon. Then the telephone rang. The voice on the phone informed me that they were calling from an anatomical donation company located outside of our state. As the person explained they needed our help […]

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A Day In The Life of a Funeral Director

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Definitely an interesting childhood life. Growing up in the funeral home made for an interesting childhood life. ┬áMy friends and cousins would often ask if we could sneak downstairs to see the caskets. Sometimes we would, but usually one of my cousins would turn off the lights and the girls would scream. As they went […]

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A Day In the Life of a Funeral Director

Posted on March 26, 2017 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Thursday, what a strange day even for funeral service. It is a Holiday, Thanksgiving to be exact. A Day in the life of a funeral director is rarely normal even on Holidays. While my wife starts the preparation for the family gathering later at our house I am trying to pry my eyes open. Members […]

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