I Want A Fun Funeral Blog

 

It really isn't hard thinking about what you want. What makes you smile? What makes you happy? What's important to you? If you remember anything, let it be this. For your very own goodbye party, you don't have to do:• what's always been done• what is expected• what...

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“I‘m in”

“I‘m in”

After a few hopeless starts for this blog post, I’m leaving it at this: Make friends with “I don't know.” Like good, good friends. BFFs. Throw a Welcome Party for uncertainty. And try to take in, deep in your bones, that all of this stuff in our lives is a complete...

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For the Living

For the Living

A heartbreaking story in Kentucky of a mom and her 12-year-old daughter killed in a car crash. And buried together in the same casket. It doesn't make the tragedy easier to bear, but it provides just a tad bit of relief from the darkness. It's another reminder of how...

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One Hour to a Better Goodbye

One Hour to a Better Goodbye

I Want a Fun Funeral is ever evolving, my friends. Chalk it up to my own revelations about life and death and how we relate to it, as well as the seismic shifts that are going on in the actual funeral industry. One of my bugaboos has always been the cost of funerals....

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Stones, not ashes

Stones, not ashes

I love new offerings for what to do with our deceased bodies, and this latest one is solid. Literally. It’s stones instead of ashes after cremation. Or rather, stones from ashes. Parting Stone has developed a process of turning cremains (aka ashes) into smooth and...

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Talk about exquisite resting places

Talk about exquisite resting places

There's more to funeral innovation than better experiences, even though that is what I am usually harping on. In fact, the seed that led to I Want a Fun Funeral was an exasperating incredulity that funeral homes themselves are still so stodgy looking, uninspiring, and...

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