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(UPI)   "For us, we will always regret that we buried our mother while she was still alive"   (upi.com) divider line 35
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2014-02-14 12:19:02 PM
Yes, that would cause me some second thoughts as well.
 
2014-02-14 12:22:33 PM
On the other side of the argument, there probably weren't any signs of life. And if they didn't have the medical equipment to detect faint cellular activity or whatever, there probably wasn't the right medical equipment available to save her. Death was close in any case.

Hold a wake, read the will, and try to get on with your lives.
 
2014-02-14 12:22:37 PM
I love the priest's comment that the family acted on the side of caution.....omg
 
2014-02-14 12:23:32 PM
Well, she's dead now anyway.
 
2014-02-14 12:23:36 PM
Isn't it still standard procedure to bury someone with a little bell above the grave? Connected to the casket, it allows the undead person to signal that they'd like to come out. At the very least, they should bury people with their phone so they could text somebody.
 
2014-02-14 12:23:50 PM
 
2014-02-14 12:24:00 PM
Was she an eater?
 
2014-02-14 12:27:33 PM
She told them she didn't want to go on the cart, that she felt better
 
2014-02-14 12:27:40 PM

cgraves67: On the other side of the argument, there probably weren't any signs of life. And if they didn't have the medical equipment to detect faint cellular activity or whatever, there probably wasn't the right medical equipment available to save her. Death was close in any case.

Hold a wake, read the will, and try to get on with your lives.


Yeah, that's why we used to keep our dead in the living for a week or more--just to make sure they didn't get buried alive. But this sounds like the family was rushed into burial without being able to give the body a chance to show those definitive signs that it  wasn't alive, the first signs of decay.....I would question the wisdom of that as well if they were without advanced death detection techniques. Of course, Granny probably didn't know one way or the other. But that is a bad thought to have to carry for the family.
 
2014-02-14 12:31:28 PM
"Really, she's OK. See, she hasn't started rotting yet. Can we just keep her for a little bit longer?"
www.hitchcockwiki.com
 
2014-02-14 12:32:16 PM
So you are telling me there is not a single stethoscope in the entire country?
 
2014-02-14 12:40:46 PM
"The family held a funeral in the town of Villagrazia di Carini near the capital of Palermo."

Geography fail ?

They could have conducted a simple test as used by Rimmer to convince Kryten that the crew of the Nova 5 was dead: "all those who aren't dead raise your hand "
 
2014-02-14 12:43:22 PM

Bermuda59: Was she an eater?


Look, we'll dig a grave, and if you feel guilty about it you can throw up in it later.


/I'll get the oven on
 
2014-02-14 12:44:33 PM
Did she have son named Norman?
 
2014-02-14 12:49:35 PM

SPLAMM: So you are telling me there is not a single stethoscope in the entire country?


I was wondering this as well...

Maybe they could look into this crazy way to check:

www.cardiopulmonaryresuscitation.net
 
2014-02-14 12:52:51 PM
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2014-02-14 12:55:50 PM

cgraves67: And if they didn't have the medical equipment to detect faint cellular activity or whatever, there probably wasn't the right medical equipment available to save her. Death was close in any case.



Within 10 mi (straight line) of a handful of hospitals. My guess is the lady was dead dead, and no Miracle Max can bring you back from dead dead.
 
2014-02-14 12:58:12 PM
She always smelled that way.
 
2014-02-14 12:58:22 PM
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2014-02-14 01:05:41 PM

Deedeemarz: I love the priest's comment that the family acted on the side of caution.....omg


I'm assuming that meant he sprinkled her with holy water and drove a stake through her heart.
 
2014-02-14 01:06:34 PM
Did the voodoo queen make them do it?

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I'll bet the voodoo queen made them do it...

/voodoo's a funny word.
 
2014-02-14 01:12:37 PM
Maybe if they hadn't killed her with arsenic, she would have decomposed faster.
 
2014-02-14 01:22:43 PM
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Did she feel happy?
 
2014-02-14 01:24:02 PM

GDubDub: [i1.ytimg.com image 450x360]


Crap! Short thread and I still missed it.
 
2014-02-14 01:54:03 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Well, she's dead now anyway.


Maybe. Maybe not. Give her a chance to come out and join the family instead of lollygagging in her coffin all day.
 
2014-02-14 02:05:29 PM

WelldeadLink: Benevolent Misanthrope: Well, she's dead now anyway.

Maybe. Maybe not. Give her a chance to come out and join the family instead of lollygagging in her coffin all day.


The mom was both dead and alive. Was the family's name Schrodinger?
 
2014-02-14 02:51:20 PM
Despite millions of dollars or research, death continues to be our nation's number 1 killer.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Occg29DsI7k
 
2014-02-14 03:47:18 PM

GanjSmokr: SPLAMM: So you are telling me there is not a single stethoscope in the entire country?

I was wondering this as well...

Maybe they could look into this crazy way to check:

[www.cardiopulmonaryresuscitation.net image 400x320]


I'm certain I've read that bodies can shut down to the point where the heartbeat and breath are almost undetectable.  But my google-fu has been weak trying to corroborate that.
 
2014-02-14 03:53:04 PM

GhostfacedFiddlah: GanjSmokr: SPLAMM: So you are telling me there is not a single stethoscope in the entire country?

I was wondering this as well...

Maybe they could look into this crazy way to check:

[www.cardiopulmonaryresuscitation.net image 400x320]

I'm certain I've read that bodies can shut down to the point where the heartbeat and breath are almost undetectable.  But my google-fu has been weak trying to corroborate that.


www.nndb.com
 
2014-02-14 04:10:18 PM
I was uncertain that my mom was dead when we had her cremated. However, afterwards I was pretty certain.
 
2014-02-14 05:07:31 PM
They wanted to get her in the ground before she turned into a walker.
 
2014-02-14 05:59:51 PM
"911? I think my friend is dead."

"First, we need to make sure he's dead."

BANG!

"OK, now what?"
 
2014-02-14 06:47:40 PM
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Approves!... Getting a kick from this story
 
2014-02-14 10:53:58 PM
Did she want to go for a walk?
 
2014-02-15 07:37:08 AM
I'm not sure of subby's use of the "Unlikely" tag. Unlikely that the mother was still alive or unlikely that the rest of the family were reluctant to bury her regardless?
 
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