Category: Animal urns for ashes

  • 85-Year-Old Twins Want a Viking Burial for the Ages

    85-Year-Old Twins Want a Viking Burial for the Ages

    Van and Carl Vollmer, both 85, came into this world together, and now they want to leave it that way, too. The Vollmer twins made international headlines this August with a peculiar request. The octogenarians posted flyers around Brooklyn’s hipster enclave Williamsburg with the caption, “Brooklyn Sea Captain seeking crew!” The brothers’ ad copy explains […]

  • Is Cremation Really Less Expensive Than Cemetery Burials

    Is Cremation Really Less Expensive Than Cemetery Burials

    In the 1960s, just 3.6% of Americans selected cremation when planning a funeral, but by the turn of the millennium that number had reached 26%. And the National Funeral Director’s Association says in 2013 45% chose cremation, and the percentage will pass 50% in the next 10 or 20 years. There are many reasons someone […]