Etc. in the Graveyard

From my office window, I have a glorious view of the Grove Street Cemetery, where Yale students often go to read. By far, my favorite spot in this vast city of monuments is near the end of Cedar Avenue, past the graves of Eli Whitney and Noah Webster. There, just beyond the intersection with Myrtle Path, you can find the extraordinary headstones of two Yale chemists.

Very Pricy Real Estate

Joining a growing number of people who are selling their burial plots for some extra income, Elsie Poncher is auctioning her late husband's crypt on eBay, hoping to use the proceeds to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her house in Beverly Hills.

If You Love Your Alma Mater to Death

The city of College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M University, will be marketing a section of its cemetery for A&M graduates. Although other schools have them, this is the first university-related cemetery in Texas.

FREAK Shots: Death and Foreclosure

A blog reader named Lee emailed us a photo he took on Highway 86 in Imperial, California. “It made me wonder if [the economy] is really that bad that even dead people will lose their resting places,” he writes. “What will they do? Evict the dead?” Photo: Lee We called Victor Carrillo, the supervisor for […]