What did that Say?


When DD went to college on the other side of the state, I’ve mentioned before that the best way for us to get there was on a two-lane state road that really felt more like a sight-seeing route, rather than a get-us-there-fast route, because it went through several small towns.

One of the first times we made the drive, we past a funeral home in one of the small towns that made me do a double take.  But, of course, by the time I was ready to take a hard second look at the funeral home’s sign, we were well pass it, and Hubby really wasn’t interested in backtracking.  When he’s driving to somewhere, he really doesn’t like to vary from his route or even slow down unnecessarily. 

So, I just told him what I thought the sign said … “Faster and Good Funeral Home”!  An interesting name that appeared to have been chosen to let bereaved families know about the speed and quality of their service!  But, it was written in very flowery script, so we agreed that we would watch for the sign on our next time through to be sure (and Hubby agreed to slow way down as we past it, so that we could get a good look, without making the dreaded turn around for a better view)!

So, on our next trip we watched for the funeral home and when we saw it Hubby did slow down.  And when we got a better look at the sign we realized (and I was a little disappointed) that it wasn’t the somewhat unorthodox advertisement of the quality and speed of their service I had thought, but rather just a regular old funeral home named after its founders, Mr. Foster and Mr. Good.

I really liked my idea of what it said better.  But, you know, maybe Mr. Foster and Mr. Good were undertakers with a sense of humor, and used the flowery script for their sign, knowing that when read from a car it might be mis-read and give passers-by a laugh!

I like the idea of morticians with a sense of humor.

8 Responses to What did that Say?

  1. Dina says:

    One of my high school friend’s older brothers is a mortician. He has one of the best senses of humor and is always making people laugh. He is also one of the most compassionate people I know. I think that’s why his funeral home was the most popular. I always figured the best morticians are probably those that do have a good sense of humor and certain zest for life.

  2. Sandra says:

    Dina — I can imagine that the mortician you describe would be a popular one. Our local guy is a jolly sort too!

  3. Hilary says:

    Oh you with your deadpan humour! 😉

  4. Beth says:

    I have heard that many morticians have fantastic sense of humor–like the one Dina mentioned!

  5. chrissy says:

    too funny! LOL!

  6. Sandra says:

    Hilary — I can always count on you to use the English language to its fullest! 🙂

    Beth — I’m sure, while it might not be required, it’s probably a real benefit in that business!

    Chrissy — I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Katharine says:

    My family always remembers the Christmas card we received from a dour, old-school mortician who was a member of our church. “Thinking of you in a special way…”

  8. Sandra says:

    Katharine — Do you suppose he was a closet comedian? Only daring to show his “fun” side in small ways, like Christmas cards? 🙂

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