Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Urned Notoriety

Ashes of Cremated Man Crash Into Oregon Home

FOREST GROVE, Ore. - An unwelcome guest recently crashed into Barbara Vreeland's home: the cremated remains of a Washington man.

The 46-year-old man died of natural causes in June. He wanted to be cremated and have his ashes scattered over Mountain View Memorial Gardens, a cemetery near Vreeland's home, Forest Grove police Capt. Aaron Ashbaugh said Tuesday.

Family members told police the bag of ashes slipped as they were circling the cemetery in a small plane they had hired for the day.


Vreeland's roof is being fixed and the man's family is paying for the damage.

"I understand the man wanted to be with his (deceased) relatives," Vreeland said.

"I feel for those people. But I think some of their relative is still in our attic."

At least it didn't happen in ASHland. Sorry, I just needed to VENT some of my puns.

Sorry. That was wrong and I apologize (fingers crossed behind my back).


The Moody Minstrel said...

I dunno... Maybe the cremated guy really did get the last laugh. After all, his last act was to get in some guy's face, and there was nothing the poor sod could do about it. Now the guy can go off to Purgatory with a twisted conscience.

DewKid said...

So is the damage to their roof called an "Ash-hole"?

Just wondering.