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Woman watched NASCAR with deceased man for over a year
yahoo.com ^ | 7/11/12 | Nick Bromberg

Posted on 07/13/2012 8:40:04 AM PDT by ColdOne

Many of us like watching races in the company of other NASCAR fans, but Linda Chase of Jackson, Mich., might have taken that just a bit too far.

For the past 10 years, she lived together with Charles Zigler. And when Zigler passed away, they continued to live and watch NASCAR together for approximately 18 months until authorities found Zigler's body on Friday.

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TOPICS: Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: nascar

1 posted on 07/13/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

When Jackson makes the news, its never good.

Some famous people are from Jacktown.


2 posted on 07/13/2012 8:42:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne
Woman watched NASCAR with deceased man for over a year

Correction: Woman watched NASCAR for over a year. Corpse was in the room too.

3 posted on 07/13/2012 8:44:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Lazamataz

Kind of a sad story, the woman just couldn’t let go.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 8:45:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator
couldn't let go..... of his Social(ist) Security checks!

She kept on keeping on.... cashing his checks.

5 posted on 07/13/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: ColdOne

Why is my monitor clouding up all the sudden? That is true love right there.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 8:47:18 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: ColdOne

isn’t there a classic story about an old woman that was living with a corpse?


7 posted on 07/13/2012 8:50:45 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: allmendream

True, but she could have cashed the checks without having to keep the corpse around like that.


8 posted on 07/13/2012 8:50:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: allmendream; Yardstick
couldn't let go..... of his Social(ist) Security checks! She kept on keeping on.... cashing his checks.

My eyes are growing moist too. This is a sad story of true devotion and love.

9 posted on 07/13/2012 8:52:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Yardstick

Really a sad story when you consider the fact that two of his kids lived blocks away and didn’t think anything of it when they didn’t hear from him for several months.


10 posted on 07/13/2012 8:54:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne
And when Zigler passed away, they continued to live and watch NASCAR together

Pfff....journalists!

11 posted on 07/13/2012 8:55:10 AM PDT by Brass Lamp
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To: Lazamataz

It’s the NASCAR angle that really makes it poignant.

*sniffle*


12 posted on 07/13/2012 8:57:00 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

The same day this story ran in the local paper was another about an old man who went to a nursing home in Jackson and shot his wife and killed himself.

He couldn’t care for her at home and both were broken heated about her having to be in the nursing home.


13 posted on 07/13/2012 8:58:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MNDude
isn’t there a classic story about an old woman that was living with a corpse?

It's Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily".

14 posted on 07/13/2012 9:01:48 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: cripplecreek

Now that really is poignant. I guess he felt that was the least bad option. How sad.


15 posted on 07/13/2012 9:01:54 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: ColdOne
I am sure the dead guy was more interesting.

it was a joke! back! back! back I say!

16 posted on 07/13/2012 9:03:08 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: cripplecreek

This part about interviewing one of the sons says a lot:

“He was standing on the sidewalk outside his apartment in a house on Blackstone Street, wearing bent glasses and a cut-off T-shirt. He is on disability because of heart trouble and does not work, he said. Several friends sat on the porch or in chairs outside his home, drinking from tall cans”


17 posted on 07/13/2012 9:09:46 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: cripplecreek
Sad is when both corpses are found together in a lovers embrace with the TV on the NASCAR channel.

THIS is just weird.

Reverse the roles ..

There you are, Crip ... layin' in bed with your dead wife, munchin' potato chips and drinkin' beer watchin Jeff screw up a race, again .. and someone comes walkin' in your room, 'cause you were too engrossed with the (whatever) 200 ...

?!?

18 posted on 07/13/2012 9:12:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: JohnBrowdie

;0) LOL!!!!!!


19 posted on 07/13/2012 9:13:51 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Yardstick

Some of those NASCAR fans make the crazy cat ladies look well-adjusted and accomplished!


20 posted on 07/13/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nascarnation

Blackstone is in the heart of the hood. Not quite Detroit but Detroit 30 years ago.

Crazy that Jackson is one of the reported birthplaces of the republican party. I’ve lived in Jackson county for my whole life but always huddled in rural corners of the county.


21 posted on 07/13/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dfwgator
""Kind of a sad story, the woman just couldn’t let go."

From the article, it would appear she couldn't let go of the stiff's social security cheques. We had a murder committed here at the local welfare dive motel. Body was stuffed into the bed's frame box beneath the mattress. For over four months, a succession of local gentry slept, ate, fornicated, freebased, and shot heroin atop a rotting corpse, in a room swarming with flies and maggots. Like the lady in this story, they also claimed "he didn't stink or nuttin'."
22 posted on 07/13/2012 9:16:09 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: cripplecreek

God bless both of them


23 posted on 07/13/2012 9:22:30 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: ColdOne

The only reason they continued to watch NASCAR was because she couldn’t pry the remote from his dead cold hand.


24 posted on 07/13/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by albie
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To: ColdOne

shoot, now all the dead voters in Chicago are going to want the Speed Channel...


25 posted on 07/13/2012 9:36:18 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: ColdOne

Ol’ Charlie was a big Danica Patrick fan and swore that he’d never miss a race until she showed up in victory lane.


26 posted on 07/13/2012 9:37:50 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: ColdOne
Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
Someone's layin' dead by the sto - o - o - ove
Someone's in the kitchen with Di - nah
And the smell is really hurtin' my nose.

27 posted on 07/13/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Yardstick
Now
Allowing
Stiff
Corpses
Access to
Racing
28 posted on 07/13/2012 9:45:35 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Lazamataz

Correction: Woman watched NASCAR for over a year. Corpse was in the room, too. She was able to tend to his banking needs for him, and cash his checks.


29 posted on 07/13/2012 9:47:00 AM PDT by healy61
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To: ColdOne

Creepy at best. Reminds me of ‘Weekend At Bernie’s”.


30 posted on 07/13/2012 9:49:37 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: ColdOne

Wow, that’s a really long race!


31 posted on 07/13/2012 9:49:37 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: cripplecreek

You just knew this had to be a Social Security scam. Course that’s buried in the middle of the article so the writer could take a gratuitous swipe at our redneck sport.


32 posted on 07/13/2012 9:55:21 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: ColdOne

The woman had to have no sense of smell. I had an opossum get into my garage and die. The stench was overpowering to the point of being eye-watering and getting into the house until I could move stuff to find the thing trapped behind the beer ‘fridge.


33 posted on 07/13/2012 10:08:14 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: ColdOne

That`s one helluva Pit Stop.


34 posted on 07/13/2012 10:10:51 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (what`s??? Who knew? .)
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To: ColdOne

Honey Junior finally won a race...Honey?


35 posted on 07/13/2012 10:14:07 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Notary Sojac

He was always stiff when she was on TV.


36 posted on 07/13/2012 12:57:04 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: ColdOne

I wonder who he voted for last year......


37 posted on 07/13/2012 1:00:54 PM PDT by exit82
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To: ColdOne

My uncle continued to watch golf with his wife for about five years after her death. Of course, my aunt had been cremated, but my uncle kept her ashes right next to his favorite chair so he could talk to her while he watched the golf tournaments on tv.

He had asked his daughter to spread her ashes along with his, from an airplane, after he died.


38 posted on 07/13/2012 1:07:38 PM PDT by Eva
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To: djf

Maybe we need a new category: crazy NASCAR corpse ladies?


39 posted on 07/13/2012 7:01:11 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: ColdOne

-——, known as Charlie, died naturally, Linda Chase said. “He just fell asleep.” She kept him in his chair after he died, keeping him dressed and cleaned. His body did not stink, she said. She would talk to him and watch NASCAR races on television with him.-——

I find it hard to believe the corpse didn’t stink.....unless the humidity was like zero.... And he mummified over time....

I wonder if she changed his clothes....?


40 posted on 07/13/2012 7:13:37 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Yardstick

CNCL?

A clinical diagnosis, fur sure!!

Don’t worry, Glaxo-Smith-Cline will have a pill by next Tuesday!


41 posted on 07/13/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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