He tweets. He blogs. He embalms. Caleb Wilde is a sixth-generation mortician, working for the family business in small-town Pennsylvania
Her children and parents killed in a house fire, Madonna Badger has worked for two years to rebuild her sanity and her life.
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Best. Day. Ever. For more than just the kid whose wish came true.
Here’s a solution for needle phobia: a bee-shaped vibrating ice pack that disrupts pain signals.
Shelley and I both need these.
Funeral director, Order member and past contributor Sarah WamboldÂ on her decision to OPEN A FUNERAL HOME. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Hi Order readers
Here’s the basic idea: My funeral home will operate independently; hell, it will even call itself “small” — typically a despised business term for funeral homes (I’m looking at you, SCI ) [Mortician’s Note: SCI is Service Corporation International, the largest death-care conglomerate in the world with the most corporate-y scrubbed-of-death-acceptance name ever — they probably already own your local mom and pop funeral home. More on this another time…] and it will offer services that are art based, such as handmade memorial items, setting up a loan program in which families can house a work of art for a period of time as a memorial of their loved one, offering the funeral home as a space to hold art education classes, readings, film screenings and performances. If families do not want to participate in any of that, that’s OK, too. But they will know that just by coming to my funeral home they will be helping to fund working artists and supporting creativity on a larger scale.
So in the last 7 days, I:
—Gave up Diet Coke. Maybe forever…but I’m gonna go one day at a time. So far, I’ve resisted temptation.
—Ignored a fridge full of beer, and only consumed when I’ve been out.
—Stayed on Weight Watchers.
—Ran a mile and a half…without stopping or walking…in 9’40”, after a year-plus of just trying to crank it out in under 12.
I’m feeling OK about things.