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    An internship over J-term is not just a chance to get out of showing up to school for a week. The opportunity to participate in an internship is a chance to not only experience how a career works, but why a career is necessary. I opted to do my internship at Genda Funeral Homes Incorporated. This afforded me the opportunity to work with a group of people that helped run four funeral homes. Over the course of the week I participated in running funeral homes in Frankfort, Rossville, and Mulberry Indiana. During my week interning at the Genda Funeral Home locations I had the great privilege of experiencing many new things and seeing things from a different point of view. Somethings that I participated in include getting a coffin ready for a service (which includes dressing the deceased, and putting make-up on the deceased), walking a coffin to the front of the church, greeting people (along with taking coats), guiding cars out of the parking lot, sitting in on the preparation of a funeral from start to end and sitting in on staff meetings. This internship had many enjoyable parts. However, I got the most joy from greeting the friends and family members attending the funerals I worked. I took joy in doing this because it brought me great peace knowing that by helping out in the funeral home an otherwise hard time for the family of the deceased could be made just a little bit easier. When greeting the attendees of the funeral, I had the pleasure of helping the elderly with jackets…

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    make the final journey into a classy affair, it is justified to put efforts in arranging the perfect ceremony. Read below to unravel the tips and tricks of this trade of deciding on funeral floral arrangements. • Understand what the family wishes- more often than not, we see the words- ‘in lieu of the flowers’ mentioned on the invite and usually means a little monetary help may be appreciated. However, flowers define any emotion well and sending a casket or floral arrangement nonetheless makes…

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    buildings, inventory and other materials necessary to enter the funeral services industry. Additionally, providing after death care requires specialists that are not only highly trained, but certified and licensed. Finally, the existing competitors in this market have capitalized on and are strengthened by the economies of scale they have achieved by owning such large market shares in the industry. The economies of scale combined with the increase in preneed sales diminishes the ability for new…

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    Funeral Home Analysis

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    However, I do recall that some things needed for funeral arrangements incur some additional costs in addition to the funeral package prices. So, that is something to factor in also when deciding on which funeral home to use. Personally, I know that when we had my grandmother 's funeral she specified way in advance of her death which funeral home she wanted to handle her arrangements. Therefore, we did not tend to look around very much for other options. All the more, we knew there were more…

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    They are not too expensive, you can still get a custom urn, but you do not get the immediate closure of a traditional service. While for some people cremation seems like the best option, and if on a tight budget it probably is. With direct cremation it is still possible to see your loved one for the last time. During the consultation most funeral homes will present you with the chance to have one last goodbye. With direct cremation you can still have a funeral service at another date. This is…

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    Natural Burial Movement

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    The average number of deaths per year in the United States is 2,468,435. (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm) (5) That many people are dying every year, how long until there is no more room to bury people? That is where the Natural Burial Movement comes into play not only solving that problem, but so many more. More land to choose from to be buried, less chemicals and even rebuilding the environment in more than one way. This movement is a solution to something frightening, our own death, but…

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    young. It started off for him by cutting grass at a cemetery in Ohio. After, events in his life just caused him to continue down that career path. They saw many changes in the funeral industry in the last five to ten years. One such change is that they started making jewelry with the deceased's fingerprints on them. Another such change was that they started serving catering for the funerals. Even ashes are being turned into diamonds. However, Mr. Thompson mentioned only a specialist can turn…

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    Comes up to the missionary saying that “he would not do any harm to him if he were to just go back to his house and leave us alone… but this shrine which he built must be destroyed. We shall no longer allow it in our midst. I t has bred untold abominations and we have to come to put an end to it.” (Achebe, 176) This is showing that the people judged and disliked the white men pretty much because of the past and what has happened. In though Mr. Brown seem to start to build some…

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    Essay On Japan Funerals

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    Death and Funerals in Japan Death is a time for people to mourn over loved ones that have been lost. The way people handle deaths and funerals are varied throughout different cultures. In Japan, a funeral includes a wake, the cremation of the deceased, a burial in a family grave, and a periodic memorial service. Japan has two major religions in their culture: Buddhism and Shintoism (Nelson). Shintoism is the positive aspects of life; for example, getting married, childbirth, birthdays, etc.…

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    Anointing of oil has sometimes been understood as a spiritual aid and was joined with other sacramental acts in a larger process of ritual preparation for death. The same council that reminded bishops to perform the blessings of the oil on Holy Thursday passed the following decree concerning the treatment of the sick: "If anyone is borne down by sickness, he should not lack, through priestly negligence, either confession and the sacerdotal prayer or anointing with the sanctified oil. And…

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