Mr. Slocum, I can appreciate your calmness, and I admire someone who can look at a situation differently. I in no way was intending to belittle you or any of your staff for your working hours, only in that society as a whole expects funeral homes across the nation to pick up the phone at any given minute to answer questions and to assist them in their time of needs. I was simply pointing out that your office would also have to spend a considerable amount more on overhead if you have to pay employees to be on hand 24 hrs. a day. It seems that you want to lash out at funeral homes for charging money for 24 hr. services, but yet if a funeral home didn’t answer that call at 2 a.m., you’d be right there to point out that deficiency in their services. I suppose I do jump to the worst conclusions and results of changed laws. I guess that is what I was pointing out, is that people don’t think this can or will happen. I know you’re not advocating transportation in this manner, but the possibility is there. When this happens in our state, will you be standing next to the DIY’er on national tv saying that it was the right thing to do? I was not accusing families of any illegal acts or macabre behavior, I was simply saying that it was a possibility. Why should a state law apply to funeral directors taking care of a deceased body and not to the general public for taking care of a deceased body? I will try to be more calm in my responses and questions. As I stated in another post, it just seems like this “informational” site is geared toward the negative and fear mongering instead of positive reinforcement for the DIY’er. I too have known many great funeral directors and owners, and have also known many DIY’ers. Both patrons and the DIY’ers have been very happy with the outcomes of their decisions. I actually do know that the deceased individual belongs to the family and not a business. And I don’t think I have thrown any more insults or venom towards your company than you have towards the funeral industry as a whole. My sincere apologies if you feel otherwise. Maybe my comments would be more appropriate in a private email rather than a public manner. I do apologize if my comments in the heat of the moment in seeing your site for the first time brought out the worst in me. Thank you for your time.