> I happened across something that I thought perhaps /might/ be marginally
> useful to someone sometime, someplace.
> I'm happy to use it as a starting point; you may not be, but if so I don't
> actually need to know that. (g) All the pitfalls of using it are hereby
> The same funeral home, in the same town, and for the same family charged
> these amounts for a funeral in the years specified.
> 1929: $225
> 1941: $218
> 1987: $2301
> 1996: $7007
> (As an aside, all 4 bills were paid in a single cash/check payment.)
> Now, if anyone can come up with prices for tombstones in those same years and
> post them here, I'd be grateful!
> Cheryl Singhals <sing...@erols.com
Very interesting! When you apply a calculation for inflation (I like to use
) from the 1929 rate to 1996 you see the
funeral home in 96 was making a hefty markup above inflation - $2062.89 would
be the inflation adjusted amount for that 1929 funeral in 1996!
Joe Mann <j...@mannfamily.cc