A casket company knows

So I was driving on 287 the other day and saw a big double-truck cruising down the highway.

The side said “Batesville Casket Company.”

On the back door, like on so many back doors of trucks, it said “Please Drive Safely.”

But below that was added this: “Heaven Can Wait.”

You gotta have a sense of humor when you’re in the casket business, I guess.

I wanted to get a  picture, but I couldn’t do it when I was driving. So I looked around on the Web and, sure enough, a website called hankstruckpictures.com had a nice shot of the back of a Batesville truck (not to mention many photos of other trucks).

Here she is:

Thanks to David Faust and Brian Kuchay for letting me use their shot.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.