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Old 12-28-2011, 10:15 PM
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Default Funeral Home.photo descriptions.HELP!

Struggling with photo labels...room with sample caskets...casket store...retail area? Morgue...body cooler? Embalming room...Mortician's lab?

I am so NOT GOOD AT THIS ONE... stomach rolled the entire time I was there. Give me a convenience store next time, please.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:30 PM
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Why not just call it the Casket Room ....

The Holding Room ... Receiving Room

The Embalming Room ...



Better yet .. why not call the Funeral Home and ask them the names of the rooms as they use them in their business ... very professional and both the borrower and the lender can discuss the appraisal using the same terminology because thats what you used.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:34 PM
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Sample caskets = marketing area. Casket storage = warehouse, Morgue= refrigeration facilities, Lab = processing area.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:17 AM
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just be thankful you didn't have to label any photos with "cremation oven" or "femur grinder". The femur grinder is like a coffee grinder, but for bones that won't burn down like the femur, pelvis, etc.

I guess it's assignments like funeral homes that make us all appreciate just how good we have it at our jobs. We may complain about uncooperative property owners at times, but I suppose over on the funeral directors forum dot com they complain about uncooperative corpses. You know, I'll bet that job is really getting difficult with the obesity problem in this country. Just think what those poor guys go through in the embalming room when they're trying to change the oil on a 400 pounder.

Oh well, I've gotta get back to enjoying my holiday vacation..........this Captain Morgan and Pineapple isn't gonna drink itself!

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:26 AM
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That's one assignment I would not have stomach for. A butcher shop is bad enough.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:55 AM
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That's one assignment I would not have stomach for. A butcher shop is bad enough.
No stomach problems--funeral homes tend to be very clean and orderly. Usually not embalming during inspections. Except for the slight tinge of odor in the embalming areas, they are relatively easy on the stomach.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:41 AM
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That's one assignment I would not have stomach for. A butcher shop is bad enough.
I actually appraised a local county morgue a couple of years ago. Attorney for the county accompanied me on the inspection, and he completely freaked out and refused to set foot anywhere near where bodies were stored (even in lockers). Fortunately, no autopsies were being done while we were there.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:51 AM
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OP,

Just label it: "Room where all the cool cats hang out" ....then sign the report with your Avatar.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:16 PM
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Struggling with photo labels...room with sample caskets...casket store...retail area? Morgue...body cooler? Embalming room...Mortician's lab?

I am so NOT GOOD AT THIS ONE... stomach rolled the entire time I was there. Give me a convenience store next time, please.
Service Entrance - Receiving caskets, bodies, flowers, etc.
Reception Area -
Chapel - Directly accessible from reception area. Sometimes called salons.
Family Room - Screened from public view.
Minister's Lounge -
AV Room - Adjacent to or near chapel(s) where AV equipment is stored and run
Preparation Room - Body prep, sinks, hoist, etc.
Dressing Room - Adjacent to Prep, for makeup and whatnot
Business Office -
Arrangement Office - Private (not the same as the biz office)
Selection Room - Casket showroom
Flower Room -
Restrooms -
Staff Lounge -
Garage
Utility Room -
That's about it.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:29 AM
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I did one years ago and the oddest thing about it I thought was that it had an apartment that was rented to a young woman who lived by herself.

I don't think I could have lived there by myself. Just a little too freaky on those stormy winter nights.
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