|Inspired from the trembyle Post . . . "Moving."
||[Jul. 25th, 2006|09:45 pm]
I'd like to purchase a tract of land in the middle of nowhere, preferably a little ways away from an interstate, within range of a metropolitan area, on the side of the metro area where the growth trend seems to be approaching and scooping up land for new development.
At some point in the future, that area will be fully developed, complete with the newest mega mall . . . and the surrounding apartments and rat's-nest subdivisions.
At some point in the future from that point in the future, people will begin to expire.
Multiple families left behind may want a place for their loved one's final rest, well, the idea of final rest, at least . . .
Need for new cemeteries will continue in the future, especially in an expanded metropolitan area. I noticed Los Angeles's valley . . . it was pretty much built on every inch, minus the La Brea Tar Pits, and other choice landmarks. I lived right near Hollywood Forever, and the other places I've been for cemeteries in metro Detroit, well, older cemeteries with the 19th century graves are pretty much filled and completely sold out of new space.
Here's the idea . . . grave rentals.
Instead of purchasing a final resting place . . . make the cemetery pretty fabulous, with the pinnacle of landscaping. Put in ponds with running water, an indoor pool with koi in an expansive mausoleum, well-paid full-time workers . . . and charge a premium for the mere rental of a plot on a monthly or yearly basis.
If population explosion continues at the current rate, the price of land will be rather expensive for just one small house. A purchased cemetery plot? It might be rare. Yet, people are still embalmed and buried in caskets. I don't see that as a dying trend, either. One might be inclined to hold on to some of the land for plot rentals for urns.
Of course, if the families forget or cannot afford to keep payment for their buried relative, after non-pay, I guess legal procedures through the local government would set up a process of removal, cremation, and disposal . . . a dead person's way of getting evicted, I suppose.
Purchase of grave plots make the money stream temporary, if the funds are not properly managed. With plot rentals, the income could seemingly continue forever.