Bite-size news and gobbets of gossip

Charles Cowling

A roundup of the week’s news in tweets.

The intractable problem of boomer ageing and death. The elephant in the room – http://bit.ly/hjrw7T

 

Indy FD hits out at Bretby crem sale to Co-op. Rum biz, these crem sales – http://bit.ly/fSdWGX

 

Have just spoken to FD vs sale of Bretby crem. Very anti-Co-op with reason. Makes up for those who say I am too confrontational.

 

Photo 36 sums it all up really. http://ht.ly/4eftp #fb

 

If you should happen to die in Burton on Trent, use Murray’s FD. Incredibly lovely people. Worth dying in Burton for.

 

johannhari101 Johann Hari RT by GoodFunerals

Disturbing & obscene story about corporate homes for the elderly, with excellent investigative work by Olly Wright: http://ind.pn/fU9YIN

 

Will the Japanese have to cremate their tsunami dead on open-air pyres? http://bit.ly/dRjWwx

 

Will the Japanese have to cremate their tsunami dead on open-air pyres? http://bit.ly/dRjWwx

 

This new book examines why people travel to sacred spots. Looks really good – http://bit.ly/gmRSkY

 

Oldie reflects on ‘the slipperiness of time’. Delightful –http://bit.ly/dYy9Uk

 

Got your tickets for the SFU convention yet? Lovely blog post here –http://bit.ly/egundA

 

The Palace has just been on the phone. Rather good news, actually. Yes, we’re now Royal Good Funeral Guide.

 

Promo video from E of England Co-op. Wot, no sound? Look at that FD’s shoes!! Tsk. http://youtu.be/iUNtnrQ2HgE

 

Grievers plagued by wind – http://bit.ly/iaOAq8

 

“She was one of these women who loved TV medical dramas. She was virtually born to have a terminal disease!” http://bit.ly/dP57OP

 

New home funeral mag out now http://bit.ly/gAwyBl Published byhttp://bit.ly/LTveG More: http://bit.ly/i6wkrb Just ordered mine – $12

 

Funeral music: is the hymn dying out? Singers for Funerals discuss.http://bit.ly/fFW6IS

 

“Mourners at a funeral may not eat more than 3 sandwiches.” –http://bit.ly/fUfkHy

 

How to Die in Oregon. This looks really good. Death with dignity.http://bit.ly/dUeZKphttp://youtu.be/tB8yX3QmmVE

 

Might Dignity plc buy out LM Funerals? Makes a lot of sense. A few peripheral monopoly issues, but none that can’t be sold off – to FSP.

 

I’ve just found another undertaker who posts his prices on his website – http://bit.ly/ha9yPP

 

Australian cemeteries are turning into natural burial grounds – and folk don’t like it: http://bit.ly/frKWKA

 

Doing my bit to stop Bretby crem being sold into slavery –http://bit.ly/fbeMyo

 

Computerised book of remembrance like a visit to the cashpoint. Grievers’ fury – http://bit.ly/ejmBh0

 

Member of Japanese self-defence forces offers a prayer before removing body of a tsunami victim buried in the rubble –http://t.co/ogSFY

 

beachwordsmith Brian Jenner RT by GoodFunerals

RT @SARATHERAPY: The five regrets of the dying by Bronnie Ware, http://bit.ly/g86J0m > this is fab!

 

When you go into a care home you’ve got 832 days to live –http://bit.ly/hEIRYd

 

Tory bastards sell profitable crem to the damned Co-op for no visible good reason – http://bit.ly/htDB31

 

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“…I’ve just found another undertaker who posts his prices on his website…” – and he is incredibly good value too Charles