We just had the strangest visitor at our front door. It’s this lady going door to door from the local cemetery on the other side of the freeway (where quite a few famous movie stars happen to be buried). She wanted to know if we’ve made our hereafter plans. Of course, we need to remember that property values increase (mind you, right now, the whole SoCal housing market is falling about).
So that got me thinking, do people buy and sell cemetery plots? So if someone asks them “so what do you do?” do they respond “I’m in real estate. I flip properties“? Which of course also makes me wonder if that might be a good way to get your foot in the real estate business? I mentioned the crazy So-Cal real estate market, right? Of course, the hubs pointed out that his dad used a “broker” to be their plots once his mom passed – and well, he didn’t seem to thrilled about my interest in the flipping market.
Kind of makes you wonder though, I mean eventually, we are going to run out of land here. Then what happens? Do we start building sub-divisions on cemeteries? Do we build skyscraper mausoleums? And why do we insist on putting people in the ground (or in a wall) for the remainder of their physical existence? Cremation and being tossed into the ocean by a loved one sounds like a much better plan to me.
I don’t plan on taking up any space. I don’t want to contribute to the LA urban sprawl. ha ha. just spread my ashes in the ocean. that’s all. 🙂
i am glad that i don’t have to do that lady’s job. i mean…how does she push the person to make her sell…hey “you look a little sick today”. ugh. oh well, guess you do what you gotta do.