I grew up in a funeral home. In most of the older ones, there are living quarters for the family that owned the funeral home. Then there are usually two or more chapels (since occasionally there are viewings and funerals of more than one person at the same time). Then there are offices, restrooms, often an informal gathering area for the grieving family, the embalming room, a room for displaying caskets, vaults, urns, etc., plus the storage for these items. At our funeral home, we often had as many as 40 caskets stored in a room which, as you can imagine, takes up a lot of space. Also, a long time ago, almost all of the ambulances, especially in areas outside of big cities, were run by funeral homes (morbid, isn't it?), so there was often a separate area for the ambulance service.
So all members of mourning family can gather together.
I was raised in a funeral home, because my dad was in mortuary school when I was a baby. Back before call forwarding was invented, people had to live at funeral homes in order to be on call all night in case of a death so that is why there is adequate living quarters. There also is usually a few chapels to have viewings and services and a lounge. Of course, an embalming room and offices make it larger too.
sometimes they have several bodies recieving at the same time and being opened 24 hrs. -or at least someone on call to go pick up a body --they have a lounge with tv and all for tht night worker.
THEY ARE LARGE, SO THAT WHEN THEY HAVE A FUNERAL
THEYWILL TRY TO MAKE EVERYBODY AS COMFORTABLE A
S THEY CAN. AND HAVE YOU SEEN THE PRICES, SOME OF
THEM ARE CHARGING TODAY? MOST OF THEM CHARGE AS
MUCH AS YOU WANT TO SPEND.
They have to be big because people are dying to get in there.
This article contents is post by this website user, EduQnA.com doesn't promise its accuracy.
More Questions & Answers...