In terms of trendy places these days, crematories are “hot!” People in North America are increasingly opting for cremation rather than ground burial. It is a phenomenon mourned by funeral directors and cemetery operators for whom conventional interments had always provided the “bread and butter” for their businesses. Loss of income is at the root of their tribulation. These establishments, like so many others, have suffered the effects of a recession propelling individuals’ quest for cost-saving measures.
So if you are the frugal type, what can you do for after-death providers who are mourning their losses? How about giving a funeral director a hug today? It will "do a body good."