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Mortuary Businesses: For Life

Updated on December 15, 2010
Kayla Moina, 11, of the Bronx, New York, watches television coverage of US singer Michael Jackson's funeral in Times Square in New York, New York, USA on 07 July 2009. Jackson died of a heart attack at age 50 on 25 June 2009 in Los Angeles, Californi
Kayla Moina, 11, of the Bronx, New York, watches television coverage of US singer Michael Jackson's funeral in Times Square in New York, New York, USA on 07 July 2009. Jackson died of a heart attack at age 50 on 25 June 2009 in Los Angeles, Californi

Well, it’s an oldest known occupation to many. Yet, its morbidity didn’t secure any interested audience, unless one of your family members dies. They are always there in your county. Its banner will always coin the word funeral homes, a peaceful one if you may say so.

Preservation of the Dead

Egyptians are among the ancient civilizations who are preserving their deads, as in mummifying, with corresponding rites or rituals. Chinese dynasties have also methods and rituals regarding the preservation of the deads. The Incas, the Mayans, Aztecs, you name it, our ancestors have an indigineous ways to preserve and pay respects to the dead ones.

Once you visit one of their sites or stores, you can inhale the odor of varnishes being used in the finishing of dozens of coffins being made in the store. Flowers for the dead, caskets are displayed at the front window of the store instead of the items you used to see  at more famous clothing lines or boutique.

Embalmer: a degree holder?

One of my colleagues in seafaring business own a mortuary business and at the same time, the official embalmer of his outlet. Yes, I’m not kidding! He said, there’s more money in this business because every day, when you go to the hospitals, there are many people who lost their lives or be pronounced dead once the operations failed.

He has two sisters, who at first were reluctant to join their elder brother in the business. The irony of it, his father-in-law became his business rival when he married the old man’s beautiful daughter (smiles).

The Price is affordable

Spending the wake for the dead for at least a week will oblige the family members to pay more. From embalming the dead, facial makeup and burial ceremony, the funeral homes’ full service package can be priced high or affordably according to your status in the society.

Cremation

They said that it is cheaper than maintaining standard burial proceedings. Funeral homes added this service because more and more family members or the wish of the dead should be granted.

Personal Opinion

My notion about embalming is that resident embalmer usually remove the inside parts of a dead human. When my father died, my opinion changed. The embalmer, simply just remove my father's blood (about 2 liters), then replaced it with formalin. He said that it will prevent my father's body from decaying that will emit decaying odor.

 

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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      9 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Don't be. It's the real thing when someone dies in the family.

    • bacville profile image

      bacville 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'm getting a creepy feeling about this business.

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