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(Cumberland Times-News)   Remember that Hiker that found that Mysterious Memorial out in the boondocks? The Mystery is now solved. (Bonus: Hiker is a Farker)   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Baltimore, Brian Lubawski  
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2013-04-02 08:05:38 PM  
3 votes:
Still farking creepy to impose yourself on someone else's memorial. MYOB.
2013-04-02 09:55:05 PM  
2 votes:

CruJones: This just in:  People sometimes create memorials where loved ones died

/sponsored by every flowered cross by the road

OK, this brings up something that has been bugging me for a long time: if the remains of someone has been buried in a cemetery, placed in a mausoleum, or cremated and sifted into an urn, then what exactly is the purpose of making memorials at the location where they died? Do people think the the spirits of the departed hang around where they shuffled off the mortal coil, kind of like the characters at the end of Our Town? Here's a hint: mortal remains are placed in cemeteries. mausoleums and urns to act as memorials in and of themselves. I could understand if there wasn't a body, such as someone lost at sea, or disintegrated in some type of explosion or crash. Otherwise, you aren't commemorating their life; you are celebrating their death, which is something that most people wouldn't prefer to remember (I suspect), unless you are talking about some type of arch villain that the world is better off without.

(And if the spirits of the departed do spend eternity hanging around the sites of their deaths, then all that I can say is that the afterlife is seriously lame.)

End rant.
2013-04-03 09:57:06 AM  
1 vote:

bigDoug123: BarkingUnicorn: So, did he get the little redhaired girl?

No, and yes. The little red haired girl was his grandaughter. The memorial cross says "Merry Christmas Dad, We miss you." The "girl" who lost her dad wrote me a sweet email and we shared lots of sentiments because we're sentimental people. She recognized what drew me to the spot, which had to do with what a loving person her dad was, which I can't share with people who don't get it and think its creepy. But I can spar with them, now that I've got some coffee.

She has tried to make sure that the grandkids know what a great guy John was. This episode and the articles and some guy trying to find them to offer to help maintain a tiny spot in a vast forest because he knew that somehow it represented this terrible loss that wasn't really a loss at all because death didn't stop the love they share, this episode reinforced her efforts and gave the family a way to look at that again, that he was a great guy. I specifically asked her if I had interfered or caused her any pain and apologized if I had, and she ruled that out.

But I think it might have upset my redneck friends, the ones at the campfire in the video of me getting zapped. I haven't heard from any of them since the first story broke. Probably because its scary for them, wondering if the spotlight will fall on them somehow and they would end up portrayed like Buckwild/DuckDynasty people only worse. And also because I struck out for years trying to find out who the girl was and all along my friend's uncle is the guy who made the cross. He didn't tell my friend that, so there's country politics involved. Got a radio interview to do this morning, they'll be listening, should be challenging not to misspeak. I hope they don't call me for the interview. This attention whore is walking bow-legged this morning.

"I hope they don't call me for an interview."

God, why won't those farkers just leave you alone?!
2013-04-03 12:41:31 AM  
1 vote:
I've stumbled across a lot of weird stuff hiking in the woods. I never called the news about it.

I always just figured that was part of hiking. Seeing weird shiat people left or lost dozens or hundreds of years ago.
2013-04-02 10:14:37 PM  
1 vote:

BarkingUnicorn: So, did he get the little redhaired girl?

That was the original intent. And then it was a middle-aged guy who left the memorial. Not the little girl in the photo.

The Farker was intent on comforting the little girl.
2013-04-02 09:51:36 PM  
1 vote:

RIP, John Lubawski, who loved bowling. Good night Sweet Prince.
2013-04-02 09:42:51 PM  
1 vote:
paging bigDoug123 to the thread
paging bigDoug123 to the thread
2013-04-02 09:24:42 PM  
1 vote:
Where is the creepy little farker, anyway? I've had a hard day and wish to yell at someone. Subby, you miserable, pathetic, little attention whore; show yourself!
2013-04-02 09:19:32 PM  
1 vote:
Farker still comes off as creepy.  I could see wanting to maintain an entire cemetery, but a memorial for a single person that you have no relation to and hunting down the family...creepy.
2013-04-02 09:04:31 PM  
1 vote:

douchebag/hater: Meh to all of this; how do you knew he's a Farker? I didn't see that in the article.

He created a Fark user name specifically for this.
2013-04-02 08:56:47 PM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: Abzzstain: Still farking creepy to impose yourself on someone else's memorial. MYOB.

Sure your handle isn't Abzzkill? Cuz you sure are that.

Yeah, because if I make a little personal memorial to my dad, I want every dipshiat nimrod who might stumble across it to go to the newspapers, track me down, and invite themselves to grieve with me.
2013-04-02 08:41:02 PM  
1 vote:

Abzzstain: Still farking creepy to impose yourself on someone else's memorial. MYOB.

Sure your handle isn't Abzzkill? Cuz you sure are that.
2013-04-02 08:37:39 PM  
1 vote:
Are you still bothering those poor people, Subby? Holy shiat, leave them alone!
2013-04-02 08:36:43 PM  
1 vote:
So he finds memorial to her dad in woods and decides he needs to inject himself into the situation even though he has no relationship to it.

Leave it alone
2013-04-02 08:24:41 PM  
1 vote:
Some years ago my friend, Gary, and I were hunting with his uncle. Jake was up there in years and not in the best of health. He took his favorite spot as Gary and I moved deeper in the woods. Confident that Jake had all the comforts he would need for a day in the woods.

Sadly, we found Jake. Seated on the ground and leaning back against a tree. Who knows when he died. At first we thought he'd fallen asleep or hit his nip bottle a little too much. It was one of the saddest, and happiest moments of my life. I hope I go out like that. Rifle in hand, sitting in the woods on a cold day.

2013-04-02 08:23:08 PM  
1 vote:
Hitler is a Farker?
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