But my eulogy writing interest was piqued when I attended a funeral a few months ago (someone else was officiating) and there, on a table, was a photo montage folder of the person who had died. The photos were scattered among a professionally written eulogy. I had never seen anything like it. It was wonderful. I took one and discovered that I couldn't even throw it away when I got home. It's still in my desk drawer. Throwing it out seems somehow sacrilegious. I talked with the funeral director and asked where it had come from. It seems there is a fairly new company in Michigan which produces these for member funeral homes (Life Story Network).
I was so enthused about this service (I know, being "enthused" about a eulogy sounds a bit odd) that I wrote an article about it and eulogy writers in general. It hasn't been published yet (apparently I write better eulogies than magazine articles).
In doing a bit of web searching for my article, I discovered that there are a number of professional eulogy writing services out there. Intriguing.... There were people out there doing professionally what I have decades of experience doing! The one that is clearly the leader in this unique niche market is Eulogy Consultants out of Austin, Texas. Most of the others are either overseas or seem to be hobby writers. I decided to jump in and started The Eulogy Writers.
I haven't been disappointed. I've only had half a dozen people who've wanted my services thus far, but each time I've found it incredibly rewarding. And people are beginning to find my site, it seems. If I can be of help writing a eulogy for a loved one, I am more than happy to do so - I am honored.