Tag Archives: funerals

Furniture and Undertaking

I guess it makes sense to combine the two professions. If you’ve got the wood and tools to make coffins, why not build a couple of cabinets when business is slow, right? I mean, there’s a lot of time between cyclone season and flu season in Ypsilanti. Might as well do something constructive. And, when […]

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DIY funerals, gaining acceptance in America

Continuing our recent conversation on DIY funerals, I wanted to pass along a link to this new report by Boston’s NPR affiliate WBUR on the growing sentiment in the United States that families can better care for their deceased loved ones than the mortuary industry. Here’s a short clip from the report, followed by video […]

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Big Death… How the funeral industry is killing us

As it’s been a while since we’ve discussed America’s rapidly consolidating and progressively evil funeral industry, I thought that I’d share this comment, which was left a few days ago on Reddit, in a thread about industry secrets, by an unnamed individual claiming to be a funeral director. [I’ve added several links, but otherwise the […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Nelson

Earlier this winter, on one of our small Occupy Ypsi marches around the city, I met a woman by the name of Erika. She’d apparently been living here in Ypsi for a few years, but, somehow, our paths had never crossed, even though we had several friends in common. Well, over the course of the […]

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