Skip to comments.Iowa man selling coffin gets questions about bones
Posted on 06/23/2013 10:32:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) An Iowa man's online classified ad offering an oak coffin for sale neglected to mention the full skeleton inside, so police interrupted the deal and seized the bones.
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Grandma Munster at it again Eh?
They’re not going to get “papers” on something from the 1800s. We didn’t get all in a wad about things like that then.
However, it would be nice to give someone a proper burial, but that is probably beyond reach now.
A used coffin? Well, OK, if I can get a good deal.
True story. My father in law passed 10 years ago. The funeral director was trying to upsell us on a more expensive casket. He was listing all the fine qualities. We kept saying no.
Finally he said “But this casket comes with a Lifetime Guarantee!”
Man, did I have a blast with that one!
“Whose lifetime, pal? As you can see Mr. T**** is already dead. Past his expiration date. And as for me - I don’t plan on digging him up in 20 years - just to verify the casket is still in one piece.”
I would have gone on and on, but my wife was not appreciative of my dark humor.
Why do funeral directors hate Robitussin?
Because it stops the coffin!
A medical skeleton or a biology classroom one, no doubt originated from a body donated to science as specified in somebody’s will.
No skeletons in that closet. The coffin/skeleton and their purpose have been known for many years. Sounds like the police had nothing better to do.
The Native American angle is soooooo cheesy.
A funeral director is the last guy to ever let you down.
it was probably and odd fellow
Back in the 1800s there weren’t many willing their bodies to science. Many were stolen from graveyards.
But it is likely ancient history so there won’t be much to be found, especially if it was stolen much more than a century ago.
You Mason be right.
Just what I need, a hand me down coffin.....
Could be a bargain. Looks like there’s lots of life in it.
Perhaps the previous occupant just leased the coffin.
He was only planning on being temporarily dead.
Caskets are a dumb idea in the first place.
I like the Jewish way: A wooden box made with no metal, so that casket and occupant both return to the earth. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and so forth.
Especially at 8-10 thousand bucks and more.
If it's Homer his headstone is ready, cheap.
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