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St. Augustine – On the Care of the Dead

Posted on August 29th, 2018
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From a Treatise on Caring for the Dead Blessed Augustine of Hippo (Cap. 2, 3) ALL such things as embalming the body, selecting a fitting place for burial, and bearing the corpse thereto with due dignity, are comfort for the living, rather than help for the dead. Nevertheless, it doth not follow that the bodies […]

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Victorian Mourning Customs: Hair Jewelry and Art

Posted on August 25th, 2018
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Flesh decomposes to bone, taking our faces and figures with it. But clip a lock of hair, and it will keep its color for decades, even centuries. Thus, art crafted from hair—a 19th-century tradition in which tresses were braided into jewelry, looped to resemble flower petals, even ground up for use in pigments—remains frozen in […]

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Want to Become a Mortician?

Posted on May 20th, 2018
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Have you ever considered a career in funeral services? If so, the following link may help you start on your way.   https://www.dcc.edu/academics/allied-health/funeral-service.aspx

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Most Popular and Well-known Mortician Perhaps? Meet Thomas Lynch

Posted on April 29th, 2018
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Most funeral service personnel have probably, at some time in their career, heard of Thomas Lynch even if they have not actually read his work. Mr. Lynch is a poet and writer. He is also a funeral director and family funeral home owner in his town of Milford, Michigan. Not only has he become a […]

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Embalmer / Funeral Director Career Retention

Posted on January 14th, 2018
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Are you considering becoming a mortician? Depending upon your reasons for wanting to do so, this may or may not be the profession for you. Perhaps the short piece below may help. It’s by Caleb Wilde, author of Confessions of a Funeral Director and the wildly popular blog by the same name.

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