Who’s the Genius That Built a Funeral Home in Front of a Boise Retirement Home? [PICS]
8 Local Couplings That Make Sense
Across the Treasure Valley, locals know certain things just go together. Like a sixth Boise-sense, we're hardwired to accept that The Griddle is made for hotcakes like ice is for the Steelheads. And the following eight dynamic duos are no exception:
- Caldwell & the Night Rodeo
- Broadway Bar & drunken times
- 84 W & never-ending construction
- The Boise River & floating
- Harrison Blvd. & Halloween
- The Boise Mall & people-watching
- Freak Alley & Aaron Paul
- Bowman Funeral Parlor & a retirement home
Funeral Parlors, Retirement Homes, & Silver Linings
Hang on. Did ya' catch that last one? An Idaho funeral parlor and a retirement home are a local coupling. Call us Captain Obvious, but we'd be remiss not to acknowledge the dark and humorous relationship the two share.
Before you criticize us or the business genius who planted a funeral parlor directly in front of a retirement home, consider the convenience. Tending to burial arrangements is burdensome no matter how much prep went into a loved one's last hurrah. If life is about celebrating the small wins, then Grandma Edna meetin' The Maker 100 feet away from her funeral parlor of choice is a silver lining. Is it not?
Despite it making oodles of sense, we're not blind to how living across the parking lot from a funeral parlor might make retirement home residents feel. We're selectively insensitive to it. To that end, we seized the opportunity to exploit the scenario with a sense of humor we pray old age never robs from us.
Scroll on for a gallery that pokes cheeky-fun at the Idaho funeral parlor nestled directly in front of a retirement home!