A New Growth Industry

Lifted from the New York Daily News, an article by Alexandra Mosca

A New Growth Industry for New York.

Even is South Carolina, we have included provisions such as those described in the article in our new, cremation facility in Columbia. The times they are a changin’.

And then, there is the author.

I first became aware of Alexandra in 1986, read many of her published articles, bought and read her book in 2003, but have not heard much about her lately and was not sure if she was still “in the business”. I am happy to see that she is. I have never met her, but she is an example of being a funeral director not precluding being a regular human being. She is not defined by her job…it is just part of who she is. Too often, we get defined by our careers and people think we always act like we are at funerals…not so.

Alexandra Mosca

Alexandra Mosca

Alexandra is a funeral director, author and model. Here is another mention of her from a 2004 article….Six Feet Under With a Body to Die For

One thing, Alexandra has never shied away from the spotlight and her book, Grave Undertakings is a must read. 516W2YS9XKL._SL500_AA300_

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to A New Growth Industry

  1. “people think we always act like we are at funerals…not so.”
    I must confess, I’ve never given this much thought. Of course you (and others in your line of business) are no different to others. I guess it is because it is a business that many of us would rather not dwell upon that causes us to lose sight of this fact… My apologies for being one who has been a tad short sighted…!


    • Alexandra says:

      Hello Ray,
      It was a most pleasant surprise to come across this post! I am flattered that you’ve followed my career all these years and thank you for your most kind words. I’ve always believed that it is important for us, as funeral directors, to have a life and interests outside of the funeral home. You said it well: ” Too often, we get defined by our careers.” I’ve been quite fortunate in being able to pursue my love of writing. What’s more, my work as a funeral director has given me so much to write about! I see that life has been good to you, as well, and that you continue to have a full and successful career. Happy for you as you seem like one of the “good guys” in our industry!
      BTW, if the photo above is a the view from your window, I am coming to visit!


  2. Ray's Mom says:

    Very good coverage of an industry most have little interest in or care to know about. Interesting post.


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