This Month’s Cover
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the northwestern shore of Michigan. The name comes from a Native American Legend of a mother bear and two cubs who swam across Lake Michigan. The cubs were too weak to swim. Mother bear reached the shore and waited on a high bluff for her cubs. The Great Spirit Manitou marked the spot with two small islands and then created a solitary dune to represent the faithful mother bear. Photo by Suzanne St.John
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|The Story Behind Our Cover Photos|
Our readers occasionally ask why the scenic covers of Mortuary Management have no relationship to funeral service. Publisher Ron Hast explains that our covers are chosen to be supportive of the surroundings they are often found in. “I recall visiting funeral establishment lobbies over the years where trade magazines were visible. Covers often carried lines about embalming and other issues that could be disquieting to a bereaved family. We know that many receptionists and others read trade journals during visitation hours and covers are visible to others,” Ron says.