Bronze doors, chandeliers, imported pink granite, velvet ropes.
These are just a few of the items some wealthy baby boomers, Americans born between 1946 and 1964, are adorning their high-priced crypts with and, in the process, supporting the cemetery industry, which is projected to haul in $2.3 billion in 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported.
“The baby boomers are spelling out death on their own terms,” a cemetery industry consultant told the Journal.
A 66-year-old buyer of a $1.1 million mausoleum in New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery, quoted in the article, said, “I guess it’s the last house I’ll buy.”
Source: Wall Street Journal