Your story: What brought you to your interest in home funerals and your desire to be part of NHFA?
My sons and I were deeply involved in caring for my grandmother during her last months. She was a strong and independent woman prior to that. When she died just before reaching her 98th birthday, we followed her instructions left with family and the local mortuary. I did experience a sense of abruptness when the mortuary folks came to pick-up her body. We had no idea at that time about our legal rights to keep her at home a little longer.
I also have a close friend, now on dialysis, who requested a home funeral years ago. She is the the first person who brought to my attention that home funerals were still a legal possibility.