I have decided that, on occasion, I might just very well have my own "Follow Friday." I will share with you some people and blogs I follow. They might be on Twitter, they might not. You might have already heard of them and know how great they are, or you might not.
In this inaugural edition, I would like to introduce you to The Daily Undertaker. This blog is described as "a funeral and memorial service journal." The author is Mr. Patrick McNally. In his profile, he states: "Funeral service is an opportunity to serve families and help them through a very difficult time. We need to listen carefully and ask the right questions in order to meet the different needs of different families. Families place their trust in us to care for them and for their loved ones. We must provide families with compassion and the best possible service."
His blog is a fascinating look into funerals and memorials. I first visited because I was intrigued by the name. The first post I read was Clown Funeral. It is not a joke, nor is it some lighthearted look at funerals. It is all about how the tradition and rituals of funerals are fine and somewhat expected, but the personalization of the funeral is what makes it a true memorial to the deceased. At the bottom of that post are links to other examples of this. I visited every entry, and I encourage you to do the same.
This blog has a lot to offer if you are interested in the topic. He has articles on embalming, "ask the undertaker," mourning attire of the past and present, what to say to the grieving, roadside memorials, and more. Some other interesting topics include Victorian mourning jewelry, memorial tattoos, "ghost bikes," promession, and much more.