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My Experiences, Observations and Lessons in the Funeral Industry – First Post

Six years ago, I started a career that changed my life forever.  I picked up the deceased and took them to the funeral home, right after they passed away. I owned the company that did this. Here is something I wrote on May 23, 2006. I have a lot of stories and life lessons to share. This is a part of who I am, and I love sharing because it also teaches a lot of life lessons.

May 23, 2006

I was on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sometimes I got no calls, so I would get a day off here and there.

Big drama with one of the funeral homes. I had to skip an appointment to straighten things out. But things are calm right now.

I had lunch with one of my clients, who happens to do the same thing. We swapped stories, tips, procedures. He is a very nice man who has a lot of experience and happens to know exactly what I’m going through.

My company picked up six people today. I drove all over Portland, Vancouver and Marion county. I served 17 funeral homes. It has been extremely busy this week. Last week, I ran for almost 48 hours straight. I did get some sleep here and there, but by day 3 we were utterly exhausted. I am still exhausted. I just dropped off a body in Beaverton, got gas and came home to get something to eat. Now, I’m going to bed. Wooohooo!!!! ZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

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