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(Chicago Trib)   Barbara Turf, former CEO of Crate and Barrel, is dead at age 71. Early reports say she will be buried in... Well, probably a fairly nice casket of some type. What, were you expecting her to be buried in a crate and/or barrel?   (articles.chicagotribune.com) divider line 22
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2014-07-14 09:38:15 AM  
Crate and Barrel makes some awesome furniture.

I have a 10 year old bunk bed that's been through 2 kids, markings, climbing, assemblings, dissasemblings, painting, moving and it's still solid as a rock and the wood is beautiful under all the kid grime, and easily refinished.

Not like the rickety thing that used to creak and sway when we climbed to the top bunk as a kid. I was very scared of immanent collapse.

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//oh yeah, sorry for the loss
 
2014-07-14 10:06:37 AM  
Yeah, with her money I'd expect an aged bourbon cask.
 
2014-07-14 10:22:46 AM  
"Mrs. Turf...was raised in an Italian neighborhood on Chicago's Lower West Side "

There is no "Lower West Side" in Chicago.
 
2014-07-14 10:34:32 AM  

jaytkay: "Mrs. Turf...was raised in an Italian neighborhood on Chicago's Lower West Side "

There is no "Lower West Side" in Chicago.


Google maps says you're wrong

http://www.google.com/maps/place/Chicago,+­IL/­[nospam-﹫-backwards]14*844­9554,-87.6648642 ,1 4z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e2c3cd0f4cbed:0xafe0a6ad09c0c000
 
2014-07-14 11:44:20 AM  
Stick her inside a barrel, then package the barrel in a crate.
Kind of like a turducken. A corspebarrelate?
 
2014-07-14 12:34:17 PM  

Here Lies Barbara Turf

Big Wig at Crate and Barrel

She Don't Mind What She's Buried In

Won't Cause Her Any More Peril

RIP

 
2014-07-14 12:37:38 PM  
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2014-07-14 12:39:15 PM  

jaytkay: "Mrs. Turf...was raised in an Italian neighborhood on Chicago's Lower West Side "

There is no "Lower West Side" in Chicago.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_West_Side,_Chicago
 
2014-07-14 12:58:07 PM  

jaytkay: "Mrs. Turf...was raised in an Italian neighborhood on Chicago's Lower West Side "

There is no "Lower West Side" in Chicago.


The Lower West Side of Chicago
is the roughest part of earth,
and if you go down there you better just be aware
of a woman named Barbara turf.
 
2014-07-14 01:21:29 PM  

Tom_Slick: Google maps says you're wrong


Huh. 25+ years living here and I have never heard the phrase. Everyone I know calls it Pilsen.

It even has a Wikipedia page, and Pilsen does not.

Wikipedia - Lower West Side, Chicago
 
2014-07-14 01:22:39 PM  
FTA: Pancreatic cancer

Yuck. Insidious and by the time it is found, seems to be fatal quickly.

I get confused between Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery Barn, but I generally don't shop at any of them.

Sounds like she had success and a good time, which I guess is all anyone can ask.
 
2014-07-14 01:44:32 PM  
I was actually at C&B yesterday, and noticed that they sell neither crates nor barrels.
Discuss.
Tawk amongst yourselves.
 
2014-07-14 01:52:44 PM  

jaytkay: Tom_Slick: Google maps says you're wrong

Huh. 25+ years living here and I have never heard the phrase. Everyone I know calls it Pilsen.

It even has a Wikipedia page, and Pilsen does not.

Wikipedia - Lower West Side, Chicago


I have relatives in Indiana and I heard the term as in "I had to go to the lower west side and pick up Bill from Cook County again"  Maybe only criminals and scofflaws use it.

/Cousin Bill had a habit of kiting checks in Cook County, he thought because he was across state lines he wouldn't get caught. Yeah he was dumb.
 
2014-07-14 02:44:07 PM  
I used to live down the street just a bit from the original C&B storefront on Wells in Chicago. That was an awesome neighborhood to live in, about a quarter-century ago. (Still is, probably.)
 
2014-07-14 02:58:34 PM  
I walked into a foaf' s house that every room was exactly off of Crate & Barrell. Like the trophy wife like pages 4 &5 and ordered everything off those pages. It was really weird.
 
2014-07-14 03:03:08 PM  

sirrerun: I was actually at C&B yesterday, and noticed that they sell neither crates nor barrels.


The original store in the 1960s:
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-14 04:55:30 PM  
I was expecting her to be cremated on a pile of those twig things they stick in every vase.
 
2014-07-14 05:43:54 PM  

Unobtanium: I get confused between Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery Barn, but I generally don't shop at any of them.


Crate and Barrel is the one that sells furniture and also things like dishes, and the furniture is damn good stuff. I mean the style may not be to everyone's taste but it's well made and lasts ages. The other two, there's a 50/50 chance you might as well throw your wallet in the toilet.
 
2014-07-14 06:33:51 PM  
Well, technically a casket is a crate, just a bit gussied up.
 
2014-07-14 10:25:00 PM  
I sort of expected a decorative pewter urn with a scattering at sea, if only for the wry irony.
 
2014-07-14 11:09:53 PM  
I was expecting a turf joke.
 
2014-07-14 11:42:00 PM  
In an African gravy boat decorating the survivor's coffee table
 
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