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2014-04-03 06:20:05 AM
How could they tell?    www.therandomcrayon.com
 
2014-04-03 07:08:45 AM
Swedes find 200-year-old gravestone in living room


The stone had the names of two men and one woman who died in 1843, 1851, and 1884 respectively.


Hmm...
 
2014-04-03 09:08:19 AM
I hope they don't leave the TV on at night.
 
2014-04-03 09:09:38 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Swedes find 200-year-old gravestone in living room


The stone had the names of two men and one woman who died in 1843, 1851, and 1884 respectively.

Hmm...


Which makes it even creepier! Whoever made the gravestone knew those people were going to die in that area.
 
2014-04-03 09:10:43 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Swedes find 200-year-old gravestone in living room


The stone had the names of two men and one woman who died in 1843, 1851, and 1884 respectively.

Hmm...


It's just rounding.

For instance, I am 100 years old. They won't put that on my license though.
 
2014-04-03 09:11:51 AM
Just wait until they start putting in the swimming pool...
 
2014-04-03 09:15:47 AM
So, they're just going to remove the headstone?
 
2014-04-03 09:17:20 AM
Patty and Selma?
 
2014-04-03 09:18:30 AM

Farce-Side: So, they're just going to remove the headstone?


Kind of seems weird considering there's probably a grave underneath.
 
2014-04-03 09:19:56 AM
I wonder if they were actually buried under the house?  I'd be a little uneasy about that, although I know it's silly.

/300 kilograms = 661.387 US pounds.
 
2014-04-03 09:20:36 AM
I can only assume that if they had a basement, they would have discovered this long ago.
 
2014-04-03 09:20:46 AM
In the US, they'd have lost their home already or had some huge legal battle.

Their only concern is that it weighs possibly over 600lbs.
 
2014-04-03 09:21:23 AM
Why try to remove it? I'd make sure it was well preserved and make it part of the flooring. Great conversation piece. Besides, it's been there longer than the owners.
 
2014-04-03 09:21:59 AM
One time I moved into a place and it had a tombstone kicking around in it.  It was big and over a hundred years old.  I figured college kids had left it, but once I started asking around it turned out it apparently it had been in there a while and there was something of a taboo about removing it.

What do you do with a tombstone the size of an HDTV?  In my case, I used it as an end table.  I know that's disrespectful, but it kept it out of the way.  At the same time I also contacted a guy I knew who ran a regional registry of small graveyards to see if he could find out where it was from.  Who knew there was such a thing?  Apparently it's a big deal in ancestor research, since a lot of people were buried near small churches that are now defunct.

No dice, despite my best efforts.  It would probably be a lot easier to figure out now that there are very large ancestry websites online, but I moved out long ago and left it behind.
 
2014-04-03 09:22:19 AM
Why the scary tag pissyourpantsmitter? Was the interesting tag running for its life too?
 
2014-04-03 09:24:20 AM

HKWolf: Why try to remove it? I'd make sure it was well preserved and make it part of the flooring. Great conversation piece. Besides, it's been there longer than the owners.


Indeed. The penny floor would have nothing on that one.
 
2014-04-03 09:24:53 AM
So this time, the didn't move the bodies and the headstones? Damn. "Poltergeist IV: The Lazy-ing".
 
2014-04-03 09:25:09 AM
Could of been worse, like a WW2 unexploded bomb.
 
2014-04-03 09:29:09 AM
I used to live in a house with a crypt in the garden. It was about 300 years old and was overgrown with ivy - a real pain in the arse at Halloween when every idiot teenager from miles around tried to get in.  Other than that, never bothered me.

They should just leave the gravestone where it is, at least they're quiet neighbours.
 
2014-04-03 09:29:29 AM

James Rieper: What do you do with a tombstone the size of an HDTV?  In my case, I used it as an end table.


Then I've got issues, because that was the first thing I thought when I read TFA.

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Farce-Side: So, they're just going to remove the headstone?

Kind of seems weird considering there's probably a grave underneath.


Not necessarily. It says the people were probably buried on the property, the house often stay where the original house was, it could be that they were buried elsewhere on the original lot and upgraded the headstone, or even got the graves moved to a regular cemetery, and just moved the tombstone over to be a part of the floor... I'd either make it a part of the floor, with glass or plex to cover it, or do like the poster above said, and make it into a coffee table or an end table. The thing is beautiful.

And subby is horrid at math.
 
2014-04-03 09:30:28 AM
Claude Musselman?
 
2014-04-03 09:35:51 AM
What's more shocking is finding out I woke up this morning in 2084.

And still no f*cking flying cars.
 
2014-04-03 09:36:53 AM
LAUGHTER OL this might provide the concern to the individuals with the fearing of the ghosts. Of course those people have the stupidity to do the ghostly believing.
 
2014-04-03 09:38:49 AM
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Already flipping coins to see who gets first digs
 
2014-04-03 09:39:49 AM

James Rieper: What do you do with a tombstone the size of an HDTV?  In my case, I used it as an end table.  I know that's disrespectful, but it kept it out of the way.


Using a occupied casket as a table would be disrespectful. A tombstone from a long forgotten grave, is just a slab of marble.
 
2014-04-03 09:40:21 AM
Just incorporate the headstone into the new floor.
 
2014-04-03 09:45:55 AM

HKWolf: Why try to remove it? I'd make sure it was well preserved and make it part of the flooring. Great conversation piece. Besides, it's been there longer than the owners.


You know what?  That's actually a great idea.
 
2014-04-03 09:46:49 AM

gravestone while renovating living room


Can we get a ruling from the irony police on this one?
 
2014-04-03 09:47:21 AM
When you stop and think about it, there are trillions of folks buried all over the place since the beginning of recorded history. Graves are forever being forgotten, plowed over, moved or whatever.

Our cemetery here doesn't allow headstones. Just ground level brass markers, recessed to allow the groundskeeper to ride his mower over the top. No mausoleums either. No statues and no big trees. Pretty much, the owners charge you a bundle to be buried in a boring field.

Got to admit that stone is pretty ornate, though. Today, one not even half as well done would cost you a few grand.

In some countries, it seems you can't even dig a garden without hitting old bones. Egypt had so many mummies just buried in the sand that they used them to fuel their steam engines and sold the linen wrappings to paper mills. (Only royalty got those fancy coffins and stone tombs.)
 
2014-04-03 09:48:31 AM
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2014-04-03 09:50:09 AM
meow said the dog:

Hush puppy :)
 
2014-04-03 09:50:23 AM

HKWolf: Why try to remove it? I'd make sure it was well preserved and make it part of the flooring. Great conversation piece. Besides, it's been there longer than the owners.


I like this idea.

Let's hope they don't decide to put in a swimming pool.

/gah that movie was terrifying
//watched it again a few months ago
///turns TV off at night
 
2014-04-03 09:54:00 AM

BunkoSquad: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Already flipping coins to see who gets first digs


Jizz Master Zero: So this time, the didn't move the bodies and the headstones?


WHYYYYYY?!?!?!?!

WHYYYYYY?!?!?!?!


/because your boss is a cheap bastard, Mr Freeling. Next question.
 
2014-04-03 09:55:33 AM
In other news, there's a place called Fuglie.
 
2014-04-03 10:05:22 AM

unfarkingbelievable: In other news, there's a place called Fuglie.


You beat me to it ;-)
 
2014-04-03 10:07:06 AM
Well, that movie has only been made a dozen tims or so.
 
2014-04-03 10:10:12 AM
Not as cool as a gravestone, butI found a WWII gas mask, still in its original box, in one of my attics a while back.
 
2014-04-03 10:22:51 AM

Cold_Sassy: I wonder if they were actually buried under the house?  I'd be a little uneasy about that, although I know it's silly.

/300 kilograms = 661.387 US pounds.



I wouldn't worry. It's not like they're going to climb out from under 661.387 US pounds of gravestone and who knows how much dirt.
 
2014-04-03 10:30:25 AM

Farce-Side: So, they're just going to remove the headstone?


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2014-04-03 10:31:22 AM

Pangit: In the US, they'd have lost their home already or had some huge legal battle.

Their only concern is that it weighs possibly over 600lbs.


Why would they lose their home?
 
2014-04-03 10:32:01 AM

Zombie Eater: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x220]


Darn it, you beat me on that first one, Zombie.
 
2014-04-03 10:32:19 AM

Cold_Sassy: I wonder if they were actually buried under the house?  I'd be a little uneasy about that, although I know it's silly.

/300 kilograms = 661.387 US pounds.


and $995.94
 
2014-04-03 10:33:13 AM
This used to be a thing in many cultures: the dead would be buried in the floor of their house. Usually it was linked with ancestor worship of some kind though not always.

When people get pissy over having to move I always think how much more pissy they would be if it meant digging up a few dozen ancestors to make sure the next folk don't disrespect them.
 
2014-04-03 10:33:41 AM

Cold_Sassy: I wonder if they were actually buried under the house?  I'd be a little uneasy about that, although I know it's silly.

/300 kilograms = 661.387 US pounds.


Yeah, I thought about that as well.  If it's such a problem to get it out it would have been just as formidable a task to get it in.  They said the floors are directly above ground so it sounds like there's a possibility the house was built around the stone.  Why, I have no clue.
 
2014-04-03 10:37:55 AM
Time to stop renovating, you've gone past the floor.
 
2014-04-03 10:37:56 AM

HKWolf: Why try to remove it? I'd make sure it was well preserved and make it part of the flooring. Great conversation piece. Besides, it's been there longer than the owners.


I was thinking coffee table... but I guess that works too.

=Smidge=
 
2014-04-03 10:41:21 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: gravestone while renovating living room


Can we get a ruling from the irony police on this one?


First, a note from the History Patrol:
The living room used to be called the parlour, and is where the deceased were displayed before their funeral.
 
2014-04-03 10:43:12 AM
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2014-04-03 10:43:19 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Swedes find 200-year-old gravestone in living room


The stone had the names of two men and one woman who died in 1843, 1851, and 1884 respectively.

Hmm...


In China I've seen *MANY* gravestones for husband and wife--and plenty of those have only one of the two in the grave so far.  The other person's name appears on the stone but without a date of death.

Thus the idea of a gravestone older than the occupants doesn't exactly shock me.
 
2014-04-03 10:50:12 AM

sethen320: Cold_Sassy: I wonder if they were actually buried under the house?  I'd be a little uneasy about that, although I know it's silly.

/300 kilograms = 661.387 US pounds.

Yeah, I thought about that as well.  If it's such a problem to get it out it would have been just as formidable a task to get it in.  They said the floors are directly above ground so it sounds like there's a possibility the house was built around the stone.  Why, I have no clue.


Probably not so much buried under the house as the house was built over the grave
 
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