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(Opposing Views)   Couple has spent the last 13 years living in a cemetery. "It's very quiet. No one here comes knocking on the door to borrow anything"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 82
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2013-10-30 09:00:16 PM
Sounds like a sweet gig.
 
2013-10-30 09:54:23 PM
Sounds familiar.

i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-30 10:47:13 PM
I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.
 
2013-10-30 11:22:10 PM
I lived for a while in a country village, across the street from the big-ass Catholic church which had a cemetery. Now granted I didn't live in the cemetery but it was my neighbour.

I got to know those church bells really well, I became to know what they were all for. For funerals, which happened on no schedule, it was just the big bell that would ring all on its own without the other bells. It would ring slowly and if I wasn't already outside then I would always go to the window to see.

Among other things, it always put me in mind of "For Whom The Bell Tolls".

I never once went into that church and I regret that now. I should have, just to see. I did wander that graveyard a few times though.

/csb
 
2013-10-31 12:13:36 AM
The first line of defense when the zombies rise.
 
2013-10-31 12:14:14 AM

namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.


She was a Mortuary Girl?
 
2013-10-31 12:14:25 AM
If word gets out, living in cemeteries could become popular. People would be just dying to get in.
 
2013-10-31 12:15:34 AM
Wonder if they get any Trick or Treaters?


namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.


Many moons ago a GF and me interviewed for a mortuary living deal. Would have required pickups and deliveries but hey, free rent. Sadly we couldn't get it because we had cats.
 
2013-10-31 12:17:36 AM

fusillade762: Wonder if they get any Trick or Treaters?


namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.

Many moons ago a GF and me interviewed for a mortuary living deal. Would have required pickups and deliveries but hey, free rent. Sadly we couldn't get it because we had cats.


The stiffs were already dead.  The cats couldn't possibly steal their breath.
 
2013-10-31 12:17:37 AM
Sure, the neighbors don't ask for anything now, but I don't want to hear about it when they get a memo reading "open up your door, we'll all come inside and eat your brains"
 
2013-10-31 12:19:32 AM
I currently live right next door to a cemetery. Instead of zombies, you get moles and occasionally rats.

And if there is a zombie apocalypse, a cemetery is probably one of the safer places to be, since the corpses are all sealed in wooden boxes and buried six feet down.
 
2013-10-31 12:21:39 AM
It's when the neighbors DO come  knocking you know there's trouble....
 
2013-10-31 12:21:48 AM

fusillade762: Wonder if they get any Trick or Treaters?


namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.

Many moons ago a GF and me interviewed for a mortuary living deal. Would have required pickups and deliveries but hey, free rent. Sadly we couldn't get it because we had cats.


jrosenberry1.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-31 12:22:15 AM
When I was younger, my friends and I would hang out in cemeteries when we were out. Might seem "morbid" to some, but like the article says, you never have to get worried about getting mugged in a cemetery at night, unlike the local park.

/also, cops tend to patrol cemeteries less than the parks
 
2013-10-31 12:22:16 AM
Where are they going to the bathroom?  Some poor shlub's parents grave?
 
2013-10-31 12:24:46 AM
How necromantic.
 
2013-10-31 12:25:15 AM
abandonmac.com

/sounds familiar
 
2013-10-31 12:25:46 AM
A bit strange but I can understand the motivation.
 
2013-10-31 12:26:16 AM
I have often lusted after a place in one of this city's historic cemeteries. Alas, no way to live in 'em and they're surrounded by the ghetto. So I've never lived more than a few blocks away. But I walked them on a regular basis when last we lived on that side of town & it's where I learned that the term vaudeville originated here, & the man for whom the Walker Colt revolver was named is buried here too.
 
2013-10-31 12:27:03 AM

Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: Wonder if they get any Trick or Treaters?


namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.

Many moons ago a GF and me interviewed for a mortuary living deal. Would have required pickups and deliveries but hey, free rent. Sadly we couldn't get it because we had cats.

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Can't stop laughing at that.
 
2013-10-31 12:27:47 AM

MrBallou: Sounds familiar.

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...but none, I think, do there embrace.

well played.
 
2013-10-31 12:28:58 AM
www.jerslife.com

"Borrow ... cup .... brrrraaaaiiiinnnnssss?"
 
2013-10-31 12:30:18 AM

geoduck42: I currently live right next door to a cemetery. Instead of zombies, you get moles and occasionally rats.

And if there is a zombie apocalypse, a cemetery is probably one of the safer places to be, since the corpses are all sealed in wooden boxes and buried six feet down.


Don't forget the concrete "Vault" they put over the coffin in most cases, to stop the ground from sinking in when your coffin collapses due to the weight of the dirt on top...
 
2013-10-31 12:30:57 AM

ArcadianRefugee: When I was younger, my friends and I would hang out in cemeteries when we were out. Might seem "morbid" to some, but like the article says, you never have to get worried about getting mugged in a cemetery at night, unlike the local park.

/also, cops tend to patrol cemeteries less than the parks


My fiancee and I have some of our romantic ceremonies in cemeteries. We like to walk through them and read the stones together. We try to find the oldest ones and guess who the people were. We also like to look at all the different names in each era.

/And then there's the sex.
//With each other,  not with the cemetery residents!
 
2013-10-31 12:32:50 AM
"The couple lives rent free in exchange for taking care of the property and they love it."

I'm not sure how much a deal that is.

How many hours a week does that take? Is it more or less than the number of hours a week you would need to work to pay rent?
 
2013-10-31 12:36:07 AM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-31 12:37:37 AM

ArcadianRefugee: When I was younger, my friends and I would hang out in cemeteries when we were out. Might seem "morbid" to some, but like the article says, you never have to get worried about getting mugged in a cemetery at night, unlike the local park.

/also, cops tend to patrol cemeteries less than the parks


Sometimes I go for walks in cemeteries or do photo shoots there because I've never been bothered where as in a park it's quite another story.

This reminds me of a post I read on reddit though. Two people were in a cemetery at night when they see a white glowy figure go by. They hide and eventually try to leave the cemetery, but end up running into the figure. Turns out the figure was not a ghost, it was a naked man just wondering around. One of the guys asks the man for directions on how to get out while the other is all "WTF?"
 
2013-10-31 12:38:22 AM

Grave_Girl: I have often lusted after a place in one of this city's historic cemeteries. Alas, no way to live in 'em and they're surrounded by the ghetto. So I've never lived more than a few blocks away. But I walked them on a regular basis when last we lived on that side of town & it's where I learned that the term vaudeville originated here, & the man for whom the Walker Colt revolver was named is buried here too.


Mr. Revolver was buried there?
 
2013-10-31 12:41:05 AM

AutumnWind: Turns out the figure was not a ghost, it was a naked man just wondering around.


I'm wandering what he was doing wondering around naked in a cemetery.
 
2013-10-31 12:41:35 AM
I worked in a cemetery for a number of years as the night janitor.

The thing about dead bodies that most people don't understand is that they are dead bodies, and they don't do anything at all, ever.
 
2013-10-31 12:45:35 AM
 
2013-10-31 12:47:12 AM
An acquaintance of mine awhile back had that sort of job. He said the hardest part of the job is getting up in the middle of the night to chase away the teenagers.
 
2013-10-31 12:55:43 AM
blogs.slj.com
 
2013-10-31 01:02:42 AM
I think the wife is porking Casper.
 
2013-10-31 01:05:16 AM

The hopeless imp: An acquaintance of mine awhile back had that sort of job. He said the hardest part of the job is getting up in the middle of the night to chase away the teenagers.


Get a dog
 
2013-10-31 01:06:54 AM

BlackMtnMan: I think the wife is porking Casper.


comediva.com
I like it when they lie still like that.
 
2013-10-31 01:08:24 AM

Grave_Girl: I have often lusted after a place in one of this city's historic cemeteries.


Saying you "lusted after" a cemetery could come off a certain way...grave girl
 
2013-10-31 01:08:47 AM
i.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-31 01:14:24 AM

Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: Wonder if they get any Trick or Treaters?


namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.

Many moons ago a GF and me interviewed for a mortuary living deal. Would have required pickups and deliveries but hey, free rent. Sadly we couldn't get it because we had cats.


img.fark.net

www.startrek.com
 
2013-10-31 01:14:39 AM
I think that would be an ideal place to live, except I would get pretty annoyed by all of the stupid, drunk/high teens skulking around after dark.

/Get off my dead people lawn!
 
2013-10-31 01:21:47 AM
PORK SUSHI2
 
2013-10-31 01:21:50 AM

Bondith: fusillade762: Wonder if they get any Trick or Treaters?


namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.

Many moons ago a GF and me interviewed for a mortuary living deal. Would have required pickups and deliveries but hey, free rent. Sadly we couldn't get it because we had cats.

The stiffs were already dead.  The cats couldn't possibly steal their breath.


The kitties breathe  stolen breath INTO the stiffs and presto! zombie apocalypse!
 
2013-10-31 01:22:39 AM

chitownmike: The hopeless imp: An acquaintance of mine awhile back had that sort of job. He said the hardest part of the job is getting up in the middle of the night to chase away the teenagers.

Get a dog


I think he had one. I thought the hardest time he had was probably trying to remember where he kept his weed.
 
2013-10-31 01:24:09 AM
Our closest neighbors are all dead & buried.  When I walk up through the woods and stand at the fence, looking out over their digs, I consider that they have been most respectful of our privacy.  I always wish them well and hope they all arrived at whatever destination they once imagined.  I'm even more grateful that I'll never have to be exposed to their `travel plans' or their demanding I pack up and follow along.

I've come to the conclusion that the living, who can't exercise similar restraint, have no recourse but to join my neighbors, who definitely `know' the `truth' and have the courtesy to remain circumspect in their sharing of it.
 
2013-10-31 01:25:01 AM
I live next to a cemetery. I like having quiet neighbors. Plus....

AutumnWind: Sometimes I go for walks in cemeteries or do photo shoots there because I've never been bothered where as in a park it's quite another story.


This.
 
2013-10-31 01:26:01 AM
Yes, people are dying to get into the neighborhood.
 
2013-10-31 01:26:02 AM
Except for that one kid in green...

www.zeldadungeon.net
 
2013-10-31 01:36:46 AM

namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.


Was she ...
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Abby normal?
 
2013-10-31 01:38:15 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: namegoeshere: I live in an area of old family farms. Most of them have a small family cemetery, usually pretty close to the house. Granted it's not hundreds of dead people, but it's common and no big deal to have your dead ancestors outside your kitchen window.

I also grew up with a girl who lived in the mortuary. She was surprisingly normal.

Was she ...


Abby normal?


Thatsamanbaby.jpeg
 
2013-10-31 01:44:59 AM
"And I," Ellen says, "in an unthinking move, made ribs. Everyone was hysterical: 'Whose ribs?! Where did she dig them up?'"

FYI, you're related to morons.

"Even though they live a couple of blocks away from a crematorium, the couple lives just as close to a Bj's restaurant and Toys "R" Us. "

Sweetie, we're closing on a house in December, and you can see the headstones from all of the rooms on the north side of the house. No crematorium since it appears to be a family 'yard, but it's a BIG one for that. A couple of blocks might as well be a mile in comparison.

We're fine with it, because it means no one will build a new house there. In fact, I'm hoping the owners of that land will let me wander around and take pictures of the old stones.

/I give a plus for being caretakers
//and a minus for talking to whatever bored reporter had this assignment
 
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