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Ohio man's wish fulfilled as he is buried on motorcycle
NBC ^ | 1/31/2014

Posted on 02/01/2014 12:19:17 AM PST by South40

The dying wish of an Ohio motorcycle aficionado that he be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson was fulfilled by his family -- although it wasn't easy.

Billy Standley's body was prepped by five embalmers with a metal back brace and straps, The Dayton Daily News reported. He was affixed on top of his bike – a 1967 Electra Glide cruiser-- which was then placed inside a Plexiglas casket. For five years, the box stayed in Standley's garage, one of his sons told the newspaper.

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1 posted on 02/01/2014 12:19:17 AM PST by South40
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To: South40
1967 Electra Glide


2 posted on 02/01/2014 12:22:00 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Bless his heart and a big thumbs up to his family for respecting his wishes. R.I.P. (ride in peace) Brother Billy.


3 posted on 02/01/2014 12:23:42 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: South40

RIP.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 12:51:10 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Salamander

*ping of interest*


5 posted on 02/01/2014 12:51:38 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: South40

Ping to show hubby later— at times I think he’d rather be married to his Harley !


6 posted on 02/01/2014 1:13:28 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico
Women where I work were giving me a hard time about not having a pic of my wife in my wallet.

Went to WalMart and had wallet sized pic of my '07 Street Glide made. Their reaction when I went in and pulled my wallet to show them a pic of my "Baby" was priceless....

7 posted on 02/01/2014 1:17:38 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: South40

Pretty stupid if you ask me.
Why waste a good bike and the dead man sees and knows nothing. I know ‘respect the man’s wishes’ but its still stupid and a waste other than for freak show entertainment value.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 1:19:46 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Feckless

Men... :)

I actually “encourage the relationship”. Sometimes he just needs to get out of the house and ride! Comes back in a much better mood!


9 posted on 02/01/2014 1:31:30 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“He was affixed on top of his bike – a 1967 Electra Glide cruiser— which was then placed inside a Plexiglas casket. For five years, the box stayed in Standley’s garage, one of his sons told the newspaper”

Am I the only one who thinks this sounds like he was dead and propped up in the garage for 5 years??


10 posted on 02/01/2014 1:39:09 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: tflabo

Funerals are for the living.

I hope they sell my trike to some other chick who has a blast riding it like she stole it.

I won’t be needing it anymore.

:)


11 posted on 02/01/2014 1:41:04 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

I thought the same thing. There’s a reason that the word “had” came into being. Much clearer to say “had stayed” for five years.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 2:17:40 AM PST by Bob
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To: tflabo

That’s what he wanted, so that’s what he got. Certainly got some people some overtime pay.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 2:35:17 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Bob

I suppose, though, depending on the quality of the embalming, it would not have been *that* bad.

[I swear I read something like this but kinkier in an Easy Rider mag back in the 70s]

;D


14 posted on 02/01/2014 3:15:53 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: South40

To each his own. It’s also a lot better than that boxer who was set up in a ring.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 3:35:22 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: South40

How long before someone digs this up and steals the bike?


16 posted on 02/01/2014 4:10:36 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: South40

He should have given his motorcycle away...like James did to Red Molly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW-w0KgE-8s


17 posted on 02/01/2014 4:25:58 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Right Wing Assault

“How long before someone digs this up and steals the bike?”

Yup. Some famous mobster or other was buried in Holy Cross cemetery in Brooklyn back in the thirties in a “solid silver coffin”. My guess is that that coffin ain’t in there no more...


18 posted on 02/01/2014 4:41:15 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: tflabo
"Pretty stupid if you ask me."

I'm with you. If there's anything I learned from the Vietnam experience, dead is dead. I used to carry a wallet full of pictures of pretty girls and motorcycles so the guy that killed me would have a great souvenir. Wasting a perfectly good and valuable Harley on some dead guy's last wishes is stupid.

When I'm dead, I won't care at all what they do with my left-over shell.

19 posted on 02/01/2014 4:57:22 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: South40

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/a-wwii-treasure-buried-in-the-forest-photo-gallery-66922.html


20 posted on 02/01/2014 5:02:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Salamander
Am I the only one who thinks this sounds like he was dead and propped up in the garage for 5 years??

I read that sentence about 5 times thinking... naww, they didn't leave the guy in a plexi box for 5 years, did they?

21 posted on 02/01/2014 5:06:42 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Flick Lives

At least cover the thing with sheet to keep the neighbors from talking.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 5:31:11 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: South40

Outstanding R.I.P.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 5:35:20 AM PST by maddog55
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To: left that other site

according to ohio law did he have to be wearing a helmet ?


24 posted on 02/01/2014 5:49:00 AM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

If it were New York, It would have to to be a Full-Head Size helmet with eye protection and reflective tape on all four sides.

I know, because every time I went through NY, I had a special helmet for that leg of the journey!


25 posted on 02/01/2014 6:13:45 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Right Wing Assault
How long before someone digs this up and steals the bike?

It took a backhoe and a crane to bury the box the bike is in. I can't imagine anyone going through the same to dig it up without being seen but I suppose that depends on the security present at the cemetery.

26 posted on 02/01/2014 8:44:32 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

I wonder if he appreciates all the work that went into his burial


27 posted on 02/01/2014 8:48:21 AM PST by woofie
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To: Salamander

I call dibs on your trike! ;)


28 posted on 02/01/2014 9:12:28 AM PST by Sarajevo (Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world)
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To: Salamander

It was poorly written, to be sure. The end of the article indicates that he died last Sunday, so presumably he had the box ready for his final wishes. The story also indicates he had planned the final arrangements in advance. Thanks.


29 posted on 02/01/2014 12:00:31 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: kingattax
according to ohio law did he have to be wearing a helmet ?

I don't know, but St. Peter strictly enforces a heaven helmet entry law. Once you go through the gates, you can take it off.

30 posted on 02/01/2014 2:43:56 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Olog-hai

Well Hunter S Thompson wanted to be shot out of a cannon, and he got it.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 2:46:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Salamander

Kinda like Lenin on a Ural!


32 posted on 02/01/2014 3:01:16 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jttpwalsh

I still like the thought of him just chillin’ in the garage for a while.

;]


33 posted on 02/01/2014 3:14:54 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Sarajevo

Do you like dogs and snakes?

[answer carefully]

;D


34 posted on 02/01/2014 3:16:35 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

HA!

;D


35 posted on 02/01/2014 3:17:02 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

Good one !


36 posted on 02/01/2014 3:18:43 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Salamander

Dogs, snakes, and Alice Cooper ;)


37 posted on 02/01/2014 7:01:21 PM PST by Sarajevo (Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world)
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To: Sarajevo

I can ask for no better owner....:)


38 posted on 02/01/2014 7:11:17 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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