Thursday, October 16, 2008

What will the descendants think?

Did they really Grill their Granny? Check out this article by Ashley Gebb in the Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record newspaper from yesterday. The key graphs:

"Wearing a necklace adorned with a piece of bone thought to be from her mother's skull, a Corning woman collected her deceased mother's retirement and Social Security checks for the last 11 months after cremating the 84-year-old in the backyard of their home in December. "


"Upon investigating, detectives learned Ramona Allmond died around Dec. 4 and was left on her bedroom floor for about a week before her daughter and grandson decided to cremate her in the backyard, said Tehama sheriff's Capt. Paul Hosler. "

Read the whole thing - it made me sick to think that a child and grandchild could treat their mother and grandmother that way.

Fast forward 100 years, and imagine an enterprising genealogist is looking for a death record for his 2nd great-grandmother Ramona Allmond. But there is no state death certificate for her. Will he find this article in an online archive?

Thank goodness the web site was already taken or these idiots would have their own web site bragging about their carrying out of Ramona's last wishes to not die in a hospital and to be cremated.

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