(P)lots for sale

Home sites aren't the only lots that are harder to fill during a down economy.

This sign is actually advertising a burial plot. Apparently, the economic downturn has lead more people to choose cremation over burial. Not for one second am I advocating one over the other; however, I do have a somewhat morbid curiosity about the very far-reaching impacts of the economic crisis. Did you kow that a traditional funeral now costs on average more than $6,000? In comparison, cremation can be one fifth the cost.

Kim McGrigg is the former Manager of Community and Media Relations for MMI.