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(Washington Post)   Alabama man doesn't understand why some people have a problem with him burying his dead wife in the front yard by the porch like she wanted   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 137
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2012-08-19 06:22:39 PM  
I buried a neighbor in my yard,his sister and mother too. Want some fresh corn sheriff? It came in real good this year.
 
2012-08-19 06:24:46 PM  

Nick Nostril: mjjt: He needed a bike rack so he buried her face down and shallow

[img600.imageshack.us image 228x300]

"Write your own material, ya wanker"


Hey, he nicked it himself
 
2012-08-19 06:29:41 PM  
I think it's kind of sweet, as long as he pisses off the other end of the porch.
 
2012-08-19 06:47:25 PM  
homeindesigns.com
 
2012-08-19 07:07:33 PM  
I am siding with the old guy on this one.


Even if they moved the body he could build a "memorial" to his wife in the exact same spot, it could have a stone commemorating her and a flower bed over top, the town would have no issues with it and there would be nothing they could do about it. Suddenly you put a body underneath but maintain the exact same appearance there is a problem.


The town is stupid, that this is even in the news is stupid, and you're stupid.
 
2012-08-19 07:12:21 PM  
Can he keep her in the compost bin then?
 
2012-08-19 07:14:38 PM  
Spontaneous trailer park is a great band name.
 
2012-08-19 07:21:47 PM  
img1.fark.net

Even a neighbor who got into a fight with Davis over the gravesite - Davis said he punched the man - isn't comfortable with limiting what a homeowner can do with his property.

"I don't think it's right, but it's not my place to tell him he can't do it," said George W. Westmoreland, 79, who served three tours of duty in Vietnam. "I laid my life on the line so he would have the right to do this. This is what freedom is about."
 
2012-08-19 07:47:17 PM  
ANNOYING NEIGHBORS: "You'll bring our property values down!"

HIM: "You do realize we all live in rural Alabama, right?"
 
2012-08-19 09:13:01 PM  
He should have put her on a motorcycle...

cache.jalopnik.com
 
2012-08-19 09:18:30 PM  

Brick-House: [homeindesigns.com image 611x405]


Its almost that time of year.
I have so much to get done before then.
 
2012-08-19 09:48:56 PM  
I didnt catch from the article what the actual problem with it was; beyond the city saying "because I said so".

Personally I would like to be ditched in the woods somewhere to slowly decompose when I die.
 
2012-08-19 09:49:53 PM  

elguerodiablo: The My Little Pony Killer: Even a neighbor who got into a fight with Davis over the gravesite - Davis said he punched the man - isn't comfortable with limiting what a homeowner can do with his property.

Yes, this neighbor is so uncomfortable with telling a homeowner what he can and cannot do on his property that he felt the need to get into a fistfight over it.

Riiiight.

We're talking about the south here. Drunken, uneducated, churchies will usually end up in a fist fight over anything more advanced than saying hello.


Wow, you are an ignorant, narrow minded ass. You've probably never been to the south or known someone from there yet you insult an entire portion of the U.S.

I grew up in Alabama. It has a highly educated workforce. Many work in The science and technology fields. Many also have the wisdom to believe in God instead being bigoted athiests like yourself. You will find some of the nicest, Most hard working and generous people you will ever meet. You should get out more. The world is larger than your little group of pretend friends on Twitter, Fark and Facebook. Your false sense of superiority makes you sound like an angsty teen trying to impress his friends.
 
2012-08-19 09:52:02 PM  

Frederick: I didnt catch from the article what the actual problem with it was; beyond the city saying "because I said so".


It will be a morbid curiousity, negatively impacting both the community and its real estate value, much like the guy's log cabin shack already is.
 
2012-08-19 10:14:30 PM  

Fromageball: theorellior: If I was one of his neighbors I'd be a little worried about nasty decomposition fluids ending up in my well water.

There is a reason society regulates burials.

If you live in St Petersburg, Florida you could have dead bodies in your city water.


I'm hopefully a few years off carking it, but that's an interesting way of disposing of corpses. I used to think cremation would be the go but I'm not sure I want my last act on this world to be to add to my carbon footprint. I wonder how much energy is involved with this process?

When I was a biology major at university, I remember an advertisement in a lab equipment magazine - a sonicator boasted it could 'turn a whole mouse into a soup-like homogenate in 3 minutes'.
 
2012-08-19 10:35:58 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Frederick: I didnt catch from the article what the actual problem with it was; beyond the city saying "because I said so".

It will be a morbid curiousity, negatively impacting both the community and its real estate value, much like the guy's log cabin shack already is.


Hmm. Alright -but then I have to ask; would it be ok to bury in the back yard and not disclose it to the community?

Kinda rhetorical -I dont expect you to know that.
 
2012-08-19 10:48:43 PM  

notatrollorami: brerrabbit: nekom: How do you just go ahead and bury someone wherever? How do you even get the body from the coroner/funeral home if you aren't a proper cemetery?

It's not a requirement in many states. As long as a death certificate is made out, the Coroner has no choice but to release the body to the next of kin.

Yes, I have legally buried friends and family buried on the property. Some folks have issues with 5000$ funerals.

Count me among them. And there're 7 billion of us. We're going to have to stop treating land where corpses have been as sacrosanct. Might as well start now.


Start cremating everyone or bury them heads up! Cemeteries are such a waste of space but I do enjoy strolling through them. Mount Pleasant in Toronto is interesting with lovely paths.
 
2012-08-19 10:55:24 PM  
Is it just me, or is the more immediate issue being missed by just about everyone, including the ersatz reporter who wrote this piece?

"Davis is adamant that he won't move the body, regardless of what any court says.

"If they get it done it'll be after I'm gone," said Davis. "So if they order her to be moved, it's a death sentence to me. I'll meet Mama sooner than I planned on it."
"

Basically, this guy is threatening to kill himself if things don't go his way. I'm not opining as to whether or not this is a reasonable and proportionate response - just noting that it is a hell of a thing to overlook.
 
2012-08-19 11:36:15 PM  
This technically is a img1.fark.net.

I submitted this same story over three years ago with a funnier headline:

Man wants to bury his dead wife on family property. Neighbors okay with it. Health department okay with it. Town council: "Not yours"
 
2012-08-19 11:41:31 PM  

elguerodiablo: brerrabbit: nekom: How do you just go ahead and bury someone wherever? How do you even get the body from the coroner/funeral home if you aren't a proper cemetery?

It's not a requirement in many states. As long as a death certificate is made out, the Coroner has no choice but to release the body to the next of kin.

Yes, I have legally buried friends and family buried on the property. Some folks have issues with 5000$ funerals.

We drove my grandfathers body from Colorado to Montana and buried it at his former ranch at the family plot. The body has to be prepared by the mortician to be transported but other than that they have no choice but to release the body. There are some permits/paperwork to transport the body accross state lines. It was a couple grand to pay somebody to move it and would have taken a couple weeks for the permits and paperwork so my uncle just put the coffin in his truck bed and threw a tarp over it. His logic was the ticket was probably the same cost as the permits and we wouldnt have to wait.


First thing that came to mind:
Well, since the new and improved Fark image link thingie doesn't work for shiat, I'll just say it reminded me of Aunt Edna in Vacation.
Sometimes, change for the sake of change isn't really the right way to go.
 
2012-08-19 11:44:15 PM  

AdrianLamo: Is it just me, or is the more immediate issue being missed by just about everyone, including the ersatz reporter who wrote this piece?

"Davis is adamant that he won't move the body, regardless of what any court says.

"If they get it done it'll be after I'm gone," said Davis. "So if they order her to be moved, it's a death sentence to me. I'll meet Mama sooner than I planned on it.""

Basically, this guy is threatening to kill himself if things don't go his way. I'm not opining as to whether or not this is a reasonable and proportionate response - just noting that it is a hell of a thing to overlook.


I expected somebody to mention that but forgot that nobody can be bothered to RTFA here. TFA was full of Southern nuance and delight.
 
2012-08-19 11:54:50 PM  

Frederick: Hmm. Alright -but then I have to ask; would it be ok to bury in the back yard and not disclose it to the community?

Kinda rhetorical -I dont expect you to know that.


I was curious, so I looked up his address on Google Maps. There's not much backyard, as he's on a corner. His Frontierland homestead stands out like a sore thumb. My hunch is that the grave is just the final straw for his neighbors who've had enough of this guy. His cars are parked on his lawn, as is his boat. Also while Google Maps is a little out of date, there appears to be an outhouse about ten feet from the tombstone. That might have something to do with it.
 
2012-08-20 12:06:58 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Frederick: Hmm. Alright -but then I have to ask; would it be ok to bury in the back yard and not disclose it to the community?

Kinda rhetorical -I dont expect you to know that.

I was curious, so I looked up his address on Google Maps. There's not much backyard, as he's on a corner. His Frontierland homestead stands out like a sore thumb. My hunch is that the grave is just the final straw for his neighbors who've had enough of this guy. His cars are parked on his lawn, as is his boat. Also while Google Maps is a little out of date, there appears to be an outhouse about ten feet from the tombstone. That might have something to do with it.


If only there was some way to find out what the neighbors were like before moving in next door.
 
2012-08-20 12:14:27 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Frederick: Hmm. Alright -but then I have to ask; would it be ok to bury in the back yard and not disclose it to the community?

Kinda rhetorical -I dont expect you to know that.

I was curious, so I looked up his address on Google Maps. There's not much backyard, as he's on a corner. His Frontierland homestead stands out like a sore thumb. My hunch is that the grave is just the final straw for his neighbors who've had enough of this guy. His cars are parked on his lawn, as is his boat. Also while Google Maps is a little out of date, there appears to be an outhouse about ten feet from the tombstone. That might have something to do with it.


Thanks for the info.

Thats too bad. I'd like to support the guy in principal; but it sounds like he's something of a trouble maker / burden on the community. Your hunch sounds spot on.

\btw thats the second time in as many days you've helped me. If you're not careful you'll get a reputation.
 
2012-08-20 12:24:04 AM  

Farty McPooPants: elguerodiablo: brerrabbit: nekom: How do you just go ahead and bury someone wherever? How do you even get the body from the coroner/funeral home if you aren't a proper cemetery?

It's not a requirement in many states. As long as a death certificate is made out, the Coroner has no choice but to release the body to the next of kin.

Yes, I have legally buried friends and family buried on the property. Some folks have issues with 5000$ funerals.

We drove my grandfathers body from Colorado to Montana and buried it at his former ranch at the family plot. The body has to be prepared by the mortician to be transported but other than that they have no choice but to release the body. There are some permits/paperwork to transport the body accross state lines. It was a couple grand to pay somebody to move it and would have taken a couple weeks for the permits and paperwork so my uncle just put the coffin in his truck bed and threw a tarp over it. His logic was the ticket was probably the same cost as the permits and we wouldnt have to wait.

First thing that came to mind:
Well, since the new and improved Fark image link thingie doesn't work for shiat, I'll just say it reminded me of Aunt Edna in Vacation.
Sometimes, change for the sake of change isn't really the right way to go.



You might enjoy LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE...
 
2012-08-20 12:55:09 AM  
Oh, OK, it's Alabama, I thought it was going to be North Carolina. THAT would be something different.
 
2012-08-20 12:58:02 AM  

downpaymentblues: For now, Davis visits his wife's grave each time he walks out the front door. He puts fresh artificial flowers on it regularly

What a romantic.


yeah, baby
 
2012-08-20 01:17:26 AM  
When I snuff it I wanted a taxidermist or leatherworker or someone make a bracelet out of my tattooed anus.

But who to leave it too?

*deepthoughts*
 
2012-08-20 01:18:47 AM  

Maechyll: But who to leave it too?


ftfm

sleepeeeeee...
 
2012-08-20 03:51:31 AM  
To be fair, he used to love her.
 
2012-08-20 08:05:42 AM  
The government has absolutely no respect for private property rights anymore. People don't seem to realize that it is the basis for pretty much all of our other freedoms and civil rights.
 
2012-08-20 08:54:58 AM  

elguerodiablo: The My Little Pony Killer: Even a neighbor who got into a fight with Davis over the gravesite - Davis said he punched the man - isn't comfortable with limiting what a homeowner can do with his property.

Yes, this neighbor is so uncomfortable with telling a homeowner what he can and cannot do on his property that he felt the need to get into a fistfight over it. Riiiight.

We're talking about the south here. Drunken, uneducated, churchies will usually end up in a fist fight over anything more advanced than saying hello.


Speaking of uneducated, South is capitalized
 
2012-08-20 09:41:37 AM  

Sweaty Dynamite: "Remember, Mrs. Farmer. Whenever you buy a house, whatever's in the ground belongs to you - whether it's gold or oil... or Claude Musselman."


Not in Minnesota. The state claims all mineral rights. I never have understood that.

It's why I don't publicly extract from my oil-filled goldiamond mine.
 
2012-08-20 09:51:01 AM  

halB: But if every house in that neighborhood was burying a loved one in the yard, I don't think you would want to drink the well water.


Ummm . . . as opposed to burying every loved one in the cemetery? Concentrating them in one spot keeps your well water much cleaner? Really? (The article doesn't say whether the body was encased in a vault.)

Besides, how deep is your well, anyway? Mine's 375 feet, and it's not unusual. I haven't heard of any in the area under 200 feet deep. Just how deep do you think things are going to seep, anyway?

I'd be a lot more worried about lawn herbicides getting into the well water. That stuff gets dumped on year after year.
 
2012-08-20 10:59:30 AM  

honk: halB: But if every house in that neighborhood was burying a loved one in the yard, I don't think you would want to drink the well water.

Ummm . . . as opposed to burying every loved one in the cemetery? Concentrating them in one spot keeps your well water much cleaner? Really? (The article doesn't say whether the body was encased in a vault.)

Besides, how deep is your well, anyway? Mine's 375 feet, and it's not unusual. I haven't heard of any in the area under 200 feet deep. Just how deep do you think things are going to seep, anyway?

I'd be a lot more worried about lawn herbicides getting into the well water. That stuff gets dumped on year after year.


Page 2 of the article states, he had a concrete vault installed and the body was also placed inside a metal coffin.
 
2012-08-20 11:34:06 AM  

Molavian: Christ, just throw a lien on the house to dispose of the wife once once the codger dies off and call it a day.


Not even that - put a lien to remove the headstone, and she'll be completely forgotten within 10 years; in fact, by then, they probably wouldn't even believe the headstone isn't fake. The neighbors will likewise die off or move away, their grandkids won't believe the stories of the house with a dead lady buried in it, the rest of the population's attention span will be extinguished long before then.

halB: Sorry buddy, but there's a reason why socieites all have rituals regarding burial. There's a reason why cemeteries were always far from the town. And in this case in particular, it appears she was embalmed. Now, to be honest, this one woman probably isn't going to affect anything. But if every house in that neighborhood was burying a loved one in the yard, I don't think you would want to drink the well water.


You might want to look at some of the nasty things put on top of or a few feet into the ground on virtually every plot. Asphalt roads in particular are pretty nasty.

AdrianLamo: Basically, this guy is threatening to kill himself if things don't go his way. I'm not opining as to whether or not this is a reasonable and proportionate response - just noting that it is a hell of a thing to overlook.


I got more of an "I'm going to be sitting on my porch with my shotgun and woe to anyone trying to dig her up" vibe from the line. He knows exactly how that would end.
 
2012-08-20 01:15:16 PM  
Forgive me, but I just love the butthurt.

1) dig up a couple of inches of the grave.
2) build dummy of Gmaw
3) seat dummy on chair on porch
4) popcorn and a cool one
 
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