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(CBC)   Stealing's one thing, but it's a dick move to take a teen's ashes and dump them on the street   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Calgary Police, 10th street, velvet  
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4781 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Aug 2013 at 10:22 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-08-14 10:15:40 PM  
5 votes:
Mom... you need to let go...
2013-08-14 10:45:19 PM  
2 votes:
I hope the girls who did this see this story, and feel really really bad for the rest of their miserable, no-count lives.

No, really.

And anyone saying "Mom should get over this," clearly, you've never lost a child, so STFU.
2013-08-14 10:41:55 PM  
2 votes:
How much you want to bet they tried to snort it first?

By the way, keeping ashes around in your car might be a sign you're not coping in a healthy fashion.
2013-08-15 11:32:06 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: There's hurt, and then there's carry around your dead child's body (or what's left of it) in your car for the past 4 years. That's pants shiatting insanity at that point, not grief.

It's trying to hold onto what's left of her daughter.  It's so easy for people to say what's normal or not normal when they're not in that situation.  Granted I've never lost a child, but I can certainly understand where this mother comes from, having lost loved ones and knowing a person or two that has lost a child.  You do act irrational, you do keep mementos.  It's being human.

You can't even blame the thieves because that green pouch was probably the pouch in the world that had a dead teen's ashes in it that was left in a car in the entire history of the human race. How could they have known?

Yes I can blame the thieves because they're THIEVES.  They had no right going into someone else's property, causing damage, and taking shiat.

/now if you'll excuse me, I need to get ready for my mother's wake
//needed a little breather or a laugh
2013-08-15 09:28:38 AM  
1 vote:

Genevieve Marie: theMagni: EbolaNYC: Sad but... Come on lady, that's not your daughter.

That's logically true but it was the only thing she had left.

I don't know how I'd deal with it if my kids died.  Maybe I'd spend the rest of my life trying to build a time machine to go back and fix it.

Seriously though, donate whatever organs were usable.  Burn the rest.  Either get it compressed into a diamond or use it to fertilize a fruit tree in a park.  Then put together a scholarship or something so the kid could have a legacy.

I'm not sure how compressing it into a diamond to carry around would be all that different than what she did- putting the ashes in a small green velvet pouch that she could carry around.

And a quick search shows  that a small scholarship in her name does exist at a university in Canada.

Put the diamond in a ring, then you can say it's "like they're always holding your hand."

If that's not a panty melter I don't know anymore man.
2013-08-15 12:09:56 AM  
1 vote:

farkingismybusiness: theMagni: endmile: theMagni: WTP 2: keith r. would have "vacuumed" them up

Yeah, maybe it's the engineer in me talking, but why didn't they rent a shop-vac?

FTFA: "The policeman found the little pouch in the middle of the road and it was empty, so we went down to the corner and found the pile of ashes there. It had been raining, they were wet and we couldn't scoop them. We got a few anyways."

I don't really see how a shop-vac would help.

It's better to try than just stand there crying in the rain.

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I've... seen things, you people... wouldn't believe
2013-08-14 11:42:24 PM  
1 vote:

Methadone Girls: This can't be true.  They must have thought they were emptying an ashtray.   Canadians can't be this dickish.

I heard that Alberta is the Texas of Canada, so I'm thinking; "yes, they can."
2013-08-14 11:14:06 PM  
1 vote:
If it were an urn that would be one thing. I don't know what the consistency of human ashes is but I'm thinking it was dark and all they knew was that it was a bag of powder that didn't make their gums numb. I wouldn't have assumed, "Oh, this must be a pouch of human ashes."
I've never heard of ashes in a pouch.
2013-08-14 11:09:21 PM  
1 vote:
"Canadians can't be this dickish."

All humans can be this dickish, no exceptions for Canadians...or anyone other group or sect.
Only possible excuse is if the perps didn't know what the ashes were.
2013-08-14 11:06:09 PM  
1 vote:

farkingismybusiness: God damn it Walter! You farking asshole! Everything's a farking travesty with you, man!
2013-08-14 10:41:54 PM  
1 vote:
Good Lord that is wrong.
2013-08-14 10:36:22 PM  
1 vote:

APE992: "Stealing's one thing..."

What thing?

Stealing is one thing.  You can contract the "is" to 's.  It's not too difficult.

Mambo Bananapatch: Kind of a weird thing to be carrying around with you.

Not really.  Losing a child messes up a parent.  Losing anyone you love can too, but not as awfully as that scenario.
2013-08-14 10:27:12 PM  
1 vote:
The story made me a little weepy.
2013-08-14 10:27:04 PM  
1 vote:
That lady needs help.
2013-08-14 10:25:56 PM  
1 vote:
Kind of a weird thing to be carrying around with you.
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