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2010-02-22 10:25:48 AM  
Good thing they had her cremated! Otherwise the ruling would have been quite gory.
 
2010-02-22 10:33:21 AM  
I hate it when family squabbles turn into real dust-ups.

/Urns are really just ash holds.
 
2010-02-22 10:50:45 AM  
You just know at least one of the kids calls the other in the middle of the night and says "HAHAHA! WE got the head!"
 
2010-02-22 10:52:28 AM  
The judge should have awarded both parties a cockpunch and ordered them to pay court costs.
 
2010-02-22 11:27:27 AM  
Regardless of the legal issues, I expect that the laying to rest of this woman will be a solomon occasion.
 
2010-02-22 11:35:56 AM  
Will one of the locations be Phoenix?
 
2010-02-22 11:45:21 AM  
CageyB:
I see what you did there...
 
2010-02-22 11:45:38 AM  
king solomon
gram scales of justice
 
2010-02-22 11:50:26 AM  
When I left my ex-husband, he went into a rage because he thought I was going to take the little urn containing the ashes of our baby that died shortly after birth. I said, WTF? You're freaking out over ashes? I can see this will end well......

/It did not end well
//Hope he's enjoying his ashes
 
2010-02-22 11:55:03 AM  
cryinoutloud: When I left my ex-husband, he went into a rage because he thought I was going to take the little urn containing the ashes of our baby that died shortly after birth. I said, WTF? You're freaking out over ashes? I can see this will end well......

/It did not end well
//Hope he's enjoying his ashes


I'm very sorry for your loss.

I went to a funeral for a friend's mother last month and she had been cremated. The facility was a little weird, and you entered through their office where they had shelf upon shelf of urns. There was a little ceramic urn with a teddy bear on top for infants. Just the the thought of it broke my heart.
 
2010-02-22 11:55:41 AM  
And in the end
You love you take
is equalled to the love
you make.

And in this case
That would be none.
 
2010-02-22 11:58:13 AM  
Oh! Oh! Is this a test to see which one is actually her real child when he decides give up his half of the ashes?
 
2010-02-22 11:59:29 AM  
Isn't that part of the beauty of cremation, so to speak? That the ashes can be divided up any number of ways to keep everyone happy?

I don't understand people getting their knickers in a twist over something like this and wanting to hog the ashes for themselves.

/Everything I need to know, I learned in kindergarten...
 
2010-02-22 12:07:21 PM  
Sad tag is sad.
 
2010-02-22 12:09:18 PM  
cryinoutloud: When I left my ex-husband, he went into a rage because he thought I was going to take the little urn containing the ashes of our baby that died shortly after birth. I said, WTF? You're freaking out over ashes? I can see this will end well......

/It did not end well
//Hope he's enjoying his ashes


img708.imageshack.us
 
2010-02-22 12:10:13 PM  
Something tells me the scattering is going to be done half-assed
 
2010-02-22 12:11:53 PM  
I've told my loved ones that I am not my body, and once I've no more use for it they can dispose of it however they like...though on wood pyre on a boat launched into the sea would be kinda cool.

My mother has personally threatened to haunt me for the rest of my life if I allow her to be buried in anymore more elaborate than a St Francis Burial Society pine box. That probably because whenever she would go hiking/mountain climbing with my sister, sis's standing threat to her was that if mom Died Stupid (ie darwinned herself) sis would see her buried in a bright pink aluminum coffin with an effeminate blond haired blue-eyed Jesus portrait airbrushed onto the lid
 
2010-02-22 12:21:26 PM  
Diogenes: Good thing they had her cremated! Otherwise the ruling would have been quite gory.


Like who was it, Joe Dimaggio who is still frozen in carbonite upside down while the courts deal with what to do with the body.
 
2010-02-22 12:23:41 PM  
This is why the estate tax should be 100% No one should get rich because someone else died.
 
2010-02-22 12:26:57 PM  
uncoveror: This is why the estate tax should be 100% No one should get rich because someone else died.

Exception morticians. They're always plotting something.
 
2010-02-22 12:28:57 PM  
When I die, I want to be cremated, and have my ashes poured into a Nestle Quik container, and then placed back on a supermarket shelf so some random stranger can unwittingly drink me.

And then my diabolical plan goes into motion! I will take over their body, and LIVE AGAIN! NYAHAHAHAHA!
 
2010-02-22 12:29:10 PM  
I want my ashes dumped in a salt & pepper shaker at the local Subway sammich shop.
 
2010-02-22 12:32:39 PM  
or... they could put on their Big Kid pants and talk it out.

/when my mother died, we discussed it, what she'd indicated she wanted, and split them up, to scatter at certain places she loved.
//it wasn't her any longer, but made family feel better..
 
2010-02-22 12:41:36 PM  
Diogenes: Will one of the locations be Phoenix?

Oh, good God, no. We'll be hearing the same story in another 500 years!
 
2010-02-22 12:41:55 PM  
ZeroCorpse: When I die, I want to be cremated, and have my ashes poured into a Nestle Quik container, and then placed back on a supermarket shelf so some random stranger can unwittingly drink me.

And then my diabolical plan goes into motion! I will take over their body, and LIVE AGAIN! NYAHAHAHAHA!



Try ovaltine. Only kids drink the Nestle Quick. Do you really want to go through puberty again?
 
2010-02-22 12:43:56 PM  
Magorn: I've told my loved ones that I am not my body, and once I've no more use for it they can dispose of it however they like...though on wood pyre on a boat launched into the sea would be kinda cool.

My mother has personally threatened to haunt me for the rest of my life if I allow her to be buried in anymore more elaborate than a St Francis Burial Society pine box. That probably because whenever she would go hiking/mountain climbing with my sister, sis's standing threat to her was that if mom Died Stupid (ie darwinned herself) sis would see her buried in a bright pink aluminum coffin with an effeminate blond haired blue-eyed Jesus portrait airbrushed onto the lid


I swear I remember seeing a picture of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle coffin. I can't find it now, tho.
 
2010-02-22 12:53:54 PM  
Magorn: My mother has personally threatened to haunt me for the rest of my life if I allow her to be buried in anymore more elaborate than a St Francis Burial Society pine box. That probably because whenever she would go hiking/mountain climbing with my sister, sis's standing threat to her was that if mom Died Stupid (ie darwinned herself) sis would see her buried in a bright pink aluminum coffin with an effeminate blond haired blue-eyed Jesus portrait airbrushed onto the lid

I like your family.
 
2010-02-22 12:56:21 PM  
Around here (Quebec, Canada) ashes are considered by law to be human remains, on the same level as a corpse, so "scattering" is totally forbidden. The ashes go one place: into a grave, just like any other corpse.

If you try to do anything else, it's "improper disposal of a corpse" and you'll likely get jail time.

There's ways around the rules but the law is pretty scrict, so be warned.
 
2010-02-22 12:59:38 PM  
Is there a Ralph's around here?

static.reelmovienews.com
 
2010-02-22 01:11:38 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: The judge should have awarded both parties a cockpunch and ordered them to pay court costs.

LOL

/word to judge joe brown
 
2010-02-22 01:14:58 PM  
In this story I can't help but note that NONE of the people left out of the will can provide any particular reason why they should receive a bigger share...other than they want more of course.

I mean you have "He exerted undue influence...". Okay and your reason for believing this is what? "Because I didn't get as much as I wanted."
 
2010-02-22 01:24:51 PM  
schattenteufel: Is there a Ralph's around here?

I made this for my father in law's remains when he passed away suddenly two years ago. My mother in law then proceeded to bury it in the local graveyard. I almost went out and dug it up that night. If she was going to bury it, she could have just as easily used a coffee can.

i674.photobucket.com

As far as the article, what a bunch of selfish people. Squabbling over $2 mil. to be split up between four siblings? What a shame.
 
2010-02-22 01:27:00 PM  
Devil's Playground: As far as the article, what a bunch of selfish people. Squabbling over $2 mil. to be split up between four siblings? What a shame.

Nothing like honoring your deceased parent by picking over the bones.

/cool box, bro
 
2010-02-22 01:29:03 PM  
dig hole
dump my body in
cover hole
go out and drink to me.

Perfect funeral
 
2010-02-22 01:38:42 PM  
Ummon: dig hole
dump my body in
Say a few words
cover hole
go out and drink to me.

Perfect funeral



Added one line.
 
2010-02-22 01:58:33 PM  
You see most brothers can agree on stuff like this:

www.seeing-stars.com

www.seeing-stars.com

/of course, one did slit the other one's throat, but that was over another matter entirely.
 
2010-02-22 02:27:05 PM  
Ringtailed79: ZeroCorpse: When I die, I want to be cremated, and have my ashes poured into a Nestle Quik container, and then placed back on a supermarket shelf so some random stranger can unwittingly drink me.

And then my diabolical plan goes into motion! I will take over their body, and LIVE AGAIN! NYAHAHAHAHA!


Try ovaltine. Only kids drink the Nestle Quick. Do you really want to go through puberty again?


img.freebase.com
yum
 
2010-02-22 02:42:41 PM  
As a lifelong fan of Tasha Tudor, I'd like to respectfully ask her children to go DIAF.

FTFA:
She'd been estranged from her mother since 2000, when she sold an unpublished Tudor book called "Hitty's Almanac," which her mother had given her when she was 16. Bethany Tudor, who has one daughter, calls her mother a two-faced eccentric who ignored advice to put her assets into a four-way trust for her heirs.

Really? Really?! You sold your mother's book without permission and "advised" her to give you a quarter of her assets AND her book royalties besides. Maybe she just thought you were more invested in the money than her. Looking at the current behaviour she doesn't seem to have been wrong.

I guess what I'm trying to say is if you didn't write "A is for Annabelle" you don't have the right to get uppity when you don't reap the benefits.

/www.inspire4less.com
//Stole the picture, but that book is still on my shelf in a place of honour.
 
2010-02-22 03:07:49 PM  
Solomon would approve...
 
2010-02-22 03:30:12 PM  
When MrS's mother died, the crematorium lost her ashes for awhile and we have doubts about the whole thing.
What proof do we have that the ashes really were the deceased?
Morbid, but real.
 
2010-02-22 03:32:32 PM  
cryinoutloud: When I left my ex-husband, he went into a rage because he thought I was going to take the little urn containing the ashes of our baby that died shortly after birth. I said, WTF? You're freaking out over ashes? I can see this will end well......

/It did not end well
//Hope he's enjoying his ashes


Sorry about the loss of your baby, no matter how long ago.
Glad you ditched the husband. Divorce is never pretty, but often necessary.
 
2010-02-22 04:32:36 PM  
ffca: //Stole the picture, but that book is still on my shelf in a place of honour.

My alphabet is very different than yours
tonova.typepad.com

www.biocrawler.com
/has place of honor on my shelf
 
2010-02-22 04:35:27 PM  
AbbeySomeone: What proof do we have that the ashes really were the deceased?

I hear Keith Richards has devised a rather fool-proof method
 
2010-02-22 06:06:40 PM  
Magorn: I've told my loved ones that I am not my body, and once I've no more use for it they can dispose of it however they like...though on wood pyre on a boat launched into the sea would be kinda cool.

My mother has personally threatened to haunt me for the rest of my life if I allow her to be buried in anymore more elaborate than a St Francis Burial Society pine box. That probably because whenever she would go hiking/mountain climbing with my sister, sis's standing threat to her was that if mom Died Stupid (ie darwinned herself) sis would see her buried in a bright pink aluminum coffin with an effeminate blond haired blue-eyed Jesus portrait airbrushed onto the lid


I like your family.
 
2010-02-22 10:26:20 PM  
rcain: My alphabet is very different than yours

Heh. Actually, my Gorey anthologies are right next to the Tudor book. I have a wide range of tastes.

/Likes illustrations with flowery borders and antique dolls.
//Likes illustrations with children dying in creative and unique ways, too.
 
2010-02-22 11:36:20 PM  
The Solomonian thing to do would be for the judge to order the ashes flushed down a toilet.
 
2010-02-23 02:10:24 AM  
I'll pass on cremation. Just doing my part to reduce my carbon footprint.
 
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