September 17, 2012
I love their humorous tagline: "Furniture for a lifetime... and beyond." Besides casket furniture (coffin-shaped coffee tables, entertainment centers, bookshelves and beds) they sell coffin-shaped pool tables and poker tables.
This is a message board for professionals: funeral directors, morticians and mortuary science students. They also, however, welcome those with a morbid curiosity. That said, I would treat this forum with respect and maturity and wait a long time, reading the previous posts for a few weeks to catch up, before jumping in with any comments.
There are subforums for the business of funerals, news and events, hearses, general chat, pictures, and an area for horror movies and haunted attractions. On the serious side, there's an area for memorials.
This is a blog about graves, graveyards and gravestones. Recently blogging about communal tombs for hook-and-ladder firefighting companies; the fallen firefighter; a "Home in Heaven" epitaph for a 12 year old girl and a post on an obelisk tomb.
The Other Side of Funerals
A blogger employed in the Australian funeral industry blogs about their experiences. Currently blogging about what it's like inside a mortuary; an inside look at Rookwood Cemetery; the blogger's own grandmother's funeral experience; and Gazing Mourners - the relationship between the funeral industry and tourism. A really well thought out blog with well-written, thoughtful posts.
A serious, professional website resource on grief, funeral planning, funeral etiquette, and grief.
Be sure to check out the Digital Dying blog, which features intriguing articles on spectacular funerals of cult leaders like David Koresh and Sun Myung Moon; hells created by children; and Death In Space: From the Dog Laika to the Cosmonauts the Soviets Abandoned.
"Adventures in graveyards around the world." Loren Rhoads' blog (she used to edit Morbid Curiosity magazine. Currently posting about St. Paul's Chapel courtyard; reviewing a book guide to the cemeteries of New York; and Woodlawn Cemetery in Michigan. Very well done blog.
LA Morgue Files
Lots and lots of Hollywood and celebrity death info from both current and past times. Celebrity gravesites, gravestones, gossip and info on celebrity deaths.
Granite in My Blood
A blog on gravestone photography and genealogy. Read about blogger Midge Frazel's many visits to cemeteries in Connecticut and other places.
--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin