What up nanny state? When a grandfather requested to have “The little bugger did his best” on his gravestone his grandson wasn’t expecting the council response. Evidently they deemed it inappropriate language. Boo. The grandson said it was his granddad’s dying wish but the English council are adamant it won’t be allowed. They fear a member of the public may get offended.
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In 2010 I wrote a post about the Poe Toaster, a mysterious person, who, for 60 years, had visited Edgar Allan Poe’s grave on the 19th of January of every year to leave three roses and half a bottle of cognac next to it. The reason I had written the post was because for the first time ever, the toaster was a no show. Since 1949 the figure dressed in black and wearing a wide brimmed hat would appear from the shadows to pay their respects. The event became so popular among Poe admirers that crowds would gather in the wee hours to catch a glimpse of the Poe Toaster .
Anywho, during my recent visit to the States, I discovered the cemetery was in Baltimore, right smack bang in the center of town. Yes Loons, of course I went to pay my respects and guess what I found ?
Woohoo, someone had left a half bottle of Cognac.
Psst By the way, the cemetery was nothing like I imagined. It didn’t have the “boo” factor I was expecting. It is in the middle of Baltimore’s CBD and very small.
As parents were laying flowers on the grave of their son they got the fright of their life when they heard ‘Hello mum and dad. I’m back.’ coming from behind them. Hmm, seems that wasn’t their son in the grave but a random they had identified as their missing son. Their real son, who had up and left to ‘find himself’ in 2011, had no clue that his parents thought he was dead. Evidently following the son’s disappearance the police notified them about a body found in a forrest which they mistakenly identified. Police are now reopening files and exhuming the body to find out who is in the grave.
OMG, Texas police are currently investigating a mass grave on a property in Houston believed to contain up to 30 bodies. It gets worse. Rumors are flying that many of bodies are those of children. The bodies were discovered buried outside a house in Hardin following a tip off. The owner of the property, Joe Bankston, allegedly told police his daughter’s boyfriend attempted to commit suicide a few weeks ago by cutting his wrists and there is still blood on the porch.
UPDATE There are conflicting reports about the discovery. According to the Houston Chronicle the tip came from a psychic (oh!) and no bodies have been found. However, CNN are reporting 20 bodies have been discovered…. stay tuned.
LATEST UPDATE Move on people, nothing to see here, false alarm. Psychic full of shit.
Sheez, here’s a shocker. A French couple accidentally stumbled across the grave of their son they thought was alive while attending a funeral for another relative. Josiane Vermeersch and Elie Langlet were just leaving the Hellemmes cemetery when a family member noticed a headstone in the paupers area. It read “Olivier Langlet, 1968-2010.” The shocked parents spoke to a local undertaker only to realize it in fact their son’s grave. The son, who lived less than a mile from them, had died of natural causes in July. A minor tiff within the family had lead to them not speaking. Despite this they want to know why no one was notified.