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03 December 2009 @ 11:00 am
Has anyone else noticed that the vast majority of mortuary science students are chicks?
All of the people I've met are girls*. It just seems a bit odd since dead things are so much less than girly.
I didn't get into the spring program and have to try again in the fall. Mother fucker.

*There is on guy but he doesn't count because he's only in it for the 'job stability' since the economy tanked.
29 October 2009 @ 12:06 am

MILWAUKEE — The world's largest retailer wants to keep its customers even after they die.

Wal-Mart has started selling caskets on its Web site at prices that undercut many funeral homes, long the major seller of caskets.

The move follows a similar one by discount rival Costco, which also sells caskets on its site.

Wal-Mart quietly put up about 15 caskets and dozens of urns on its Web site last week.

Prices range from $999 for models like "Dad Remembered" and "Mom Remembered" steel caskets to the mid-level $1,699 "Executive Privilege." All are less than $2,000, except for the Sienna Bronze Casket, which sells for $3,199.

Caskets ship within 48 hours. Federal law requires funeral homes to accept third-party caskets. Returns are not accepted, the company says on its site, unless the product has been damaged during shipping.

The caskets come from Star Legacy Funeral Network, Inc., a company based in McHenry, Illinois, that sells the same caskets for about the same price — some less — on its site, along with many others.
15 October 2009 @ 10:12 pm
Mourning in high tech.
Interesting, no?

X-posted to mourning_souls.
06 October 2009 @ 01:06 am

Hello, my name is Charlie.
I live in Washington State and though.. try as i might.. i cannot find any schools around here for embalming/funeral directing. I've dug all over the internet.. called a few funeral homes and got the run around ( "everyone here got their education out of state" etc )
I'm getting pretty frustrated - i really want to become an embalmer. And I'm sure inquirings about finding schools come up here a lot i just don't know where else to go or who else to ask..
i already looked in the memories.

Please help. Someone must know of at least one school in Washington?!

Thanks for your time.
10 September 2009 @ 01:31 pm
Has anyone seen any articles about the growing trend toward Natural burial recently? Say in the last 5 or 6 months. I have to give a five minute report for my 'cultural diversity in health care' class (Yuck!).
Thanks :)
Now if you'll excuse me I have to google!
28 August 2009 @ 05:40 pm
So I dropped off my application to the Mort sci program last week and I should be one top of the pile when they actually start accepting students tomorrow. How and when do I know if I got accepted!? I don't know why I wouldn't be but that won't stop me from freaking out until then. Gah!

I'm going to end up taking ethics and speech in the summer. *pout* =/
19 July 2009 @ 12:06 am
I've been giving a lot of thought to the mortuary internship and one of the girls in class says they're hard to get (not enough to go around apparently) and I should start looking now. The school counselors are all conveniently away on summer vacation so I can't ask them until mid august or so (which isn't far off but I'm curious now!). I'm kind of over working for dad but it's easy and pretty laid back and he needs the help. On the other hand the internships are paid an in my chosen field. It sounds like a Lot of work though. Two years of work school and running a house hold...
So, thoughts on doing my internship now while I go to school?

x-posted my LJ
14 July 2009 @ 09:55 pm
Can I just say that I love my anatomy & physiology class!

This post was interrupted by a bunny eating a bag of onions... I did not make that up.
28 May 2009 @ 12:56 pm
Also I registered for summer classes and I should have all my general ed stuff done in time to start the actual mortuary science classes in the spring! :)

...provided I get orientated.

Online Orientation for the Win!!