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 of a Funeral Director

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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Definitely an interesting childhood life. Growing up in the funeral home made for an interesting childhood life.  My 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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Do It Yourself Funeral

My Apologies For Making My Job Look Simple

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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I apologize that we make our job of conducting funeral services look so simple. Funeral professionals take care of the details of a funeral, memorial, Family Affirmation Service©, or life celebration so the family doesn’t have to.  We do it so well that we make it look simple.  Perhaps that is why some bereaved families […]

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Green Burial services

Green Burial, Green Healing

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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A Green Burial provides Healing in a simple ceremony Green Burial met the needs of a recent family we had the privilege of serving.  They came to us to develop a “simple” service and burial. We talked about their deceased family member’s life and the memories they would cherish and the things she stood for.  As […]

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