A truly classy hearse

classy hearse
Hearses are generally classy vehicles, but this one takes the cake. This hearse is not just olive-green, but it also matches the mortuary perfectly.

I just about passed by the Jones Mortuary in East Palo Alto (right next door to Ikea!) when I saw the hearse in the nearly empty parking lot. I have admired it before, and it seemed like a perfect opportunity to take a picture.

Jones Mortuary I stopped and got out my camera and a big guy came out of the side door to ask me what I was doing. I told him I wanted to take a picture of the beautiful hearse to share with my photo group. He told me I would need permission from the owner. I asked if the owner was in today, and was told yes, and directed to go around to the front and go inside and wait. Eventually he came out of the office (where I presume he spoke with the owner) and told me it would be fine if I took pictures.

Afterwards I realized that I was wearing all black, which does not seem like the best choice in retrospect.

I’m glad they didn’t mind my taking pictures, because I think the hearse is absolutely gorgeous. If I ever need to be taken somewhere in a hearse, I want it to be one like this.

10 thoughts on “A truly classy hearse

  1. "I’m taking a picture to give to my team of professional hearse theives, IT WILL BE MINE MUWAAHAHA"

  2. Probably the best looking Caddy I’ve seen in a long time. Although I’m not quite so keen on the color as you are. On the other hand, being California, it might’ve been pink! O_o

    As for "if I ever need to be taken somewhere in one" … are you PLANNING to live forever?

    — Dave

    1. As far as living forever goes, isn’t that what all evil mad scientists aspire to? But I can think of several scenarios for riding in a hearse while living, and I can think of several scenarios for not being put in a hearse after dying. So…I stand by my statement: if I ever need to ride in a hearse, I want it to be one like this.

    2. I don’t plan on live forever but I plan to be cremated (not to say I’ll never be in a hearse)

      I don’t think they can stop you from taking pictures.

      1. Whether or not they can stop someone from taking pictures isn’t really the point. I would rather have someone think well of me than offend someone by insisting on taking pictures with or without permission.

        And yeah, I think cremation is the way to go, too.

  3. Windell, as far as I remember you almost always wore (wear) black. nice hearse.

    Kevin Henderson

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