February 2, 1349

On February 2, 1349, the Bubonic Plague was ravaging through Europe and England, and in London, there were at least 200 human bodies a day being buried. While most everyone in London considered this to be a horrible, apocalyptic time, where death and the possibility of dying from a horrible, painful disease was extremely likely, there was another group of people who thought differently. The morticians, cremators, gravediggers, and funeral home directors never had it so good. They called it the time of ‘Mors Auream’. As the gravediggers were found of saying, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting a body waiting to be buried and money to be made. So, it just goes to prove, even when everything has gone to hell in a handbasket and bodies are dropping like flies, there’s somebody who’s figured out how to make a dollar off of it.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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