Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day in the life of a Mortician!!

In High School - I was gone on the day my class took a tour of the local funeral home. I've been curious as to what goes on inside since that day. This week - my questions were answered.

This Tuesday on Good Life (10/27) my day in the life segment will feature a local mortician. This week we took our cameras to O'Brien/Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney - and it was an adventure! Everyone was very kind - and laid back - (not the typical "Halloween" image you picture in your mind of a mortician!)

The funeral home was beautiful really - and very large. Even the "prep" room didn't make me cringe too badly! Steve and Gary answered ALL of my questions...(some which I can't share with you on Tuesday!) I was really pretty laid back about the whole thing....until they took me to the area where bodies are cremated!

I have to admit - that process made me a little weak in the knees. However - it's not as bad as I expected. You'll have to tune in on Tuesday for a full account of my adventure! I will show you the prep room - and the inside of the cremation area as well!

I do have to note - when asking the guys how they prepare dead bodies for a living, their response - "it's a calling." I was amazed at their honesty - and genuine care for each individual they care for - as well as their families. All in all - a very interesting day that I can't wait to share with all of you! Leslie...

1 comment:

Vicki said...

That was a good segment you guys did with Gary!! Very informative and tasteful! Thank you for highlighting them and explaining their business. Those are two great fellas! An asset to our community for sure!