And So Begins My New Life

Join me as I embark on a new life and new career in Funeral Services.

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Location: Southeast, United States

I'm a Funeral Services graduate embarking on a new career. I graduated high school in 1981, served honorably in the United States Navy from 1982-1986, been married since 1986, and have one son. I've relocated to a new state and have begun working in my chosen profession of Funeral Services, and I've never been happier.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sometimes The Job Hits Home

I'm relieved to report that the family was very pleased with the work I did on their loved one a couple of weeks ago.

I'm very sad to report that my uncle, brother of my late father, passed away this afternoon. We weren't terribly close; he had a tendency to keep people at a distance. Still, I was very sad when I got the news and went into the garage at work to gather myself. I don't know when services will be, or even if I will be able to attend.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Solo Embalming

A couple of weeks ago, I asked the owner when I would be allowed to embalm unsupervised. He informed me that I could go ahead and start, and on Sunday I performed my third solo embalming. The first two I had done some months ago, due to unusual circumstances. My very first one turned out very well, the second one gave me trouble with drainage and distribution, and ended being a six point injection. Sunday my third one went very well. I set the features, raised the vessel, and injected with excellent results. Today the owner reviewed my work and said, aside from making the mouth look a little clenched, I did a good job.