At forty one years old, I thought that my brother was crazy at thirty eight to go and buy his burial plot for him and his wife. We are so young I told him, he did not have to go out and start buying things like that and then the next week, one of our friends was killed. I realized that he was not crazy for going out to look for monuments in Morris County NJ where he thought he wanted to be buried. There are a lot of people who say that you could never plan things like that too far ahead. It is a lot of money to bury someone today. (more…)
I let my friends pick where I was going to live. I invited everyone to a party at my old place using formal invitations that I actually mailed to them. I don’t think these Internet junkies have ever gotten anything in the mail other than bills and ads. The premise was to go online and look for apartments near Ballantyne in Charlotte NC, and then pick the best place for us all to tour. They looked at a bunch of apartment websites, and then they all voted and settled that I would be moving to the District South apartments as soon as we all did a site tour and it met their approval.
They talked about me having big rooms with high ceilings so that we could all have space when they visited me. They said they needed parking too, because they were tired of walking almost a block from where they had to park to get to my old apartment. Plus, they said the place had to have a big swimming pool for their entertainment. Keep in mind that there were only four friends deciding for me. They are my friends. (more…)