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Italian Man's Visit to His Future Grave Kills Him (Hold muh chianti alert!)
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Posted on 09/04/2002 10:07:56 PM PDT by Libloather
Man's Visit to His Future Grave Kills Him
Wed Sep 4, 9:16 AM ET
LASCARI, Sicily (Reuters) - Giovanni Greco sent himself, literally, to an early grave.
Greco, 63, was so keen that his future mausoleum would be a perfect fit that he liked to visit it ensure the builders were making it just right.
But his latest visit proved to be his last.
According to local media reports, Greco was making his regular trip to the construction site in the small cemetery in his hometown of Lascari at the weekend.
He climbed a ladder to get a better view of the top of the mausoleum when he slipped, hit his head on a marble step, and fell into his own tomb.
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: chianti; grave; italian
Life's a bee-I-itch. Then ya fall in a hole...
He seemed a bit preoccupied with death; no suprise that death sought him out.
posted on 09/04/2002 10:21:28 PM PDT
Its like skipping the wedding and going straight to the honeymoon.
posted on 09/04/2002 10:24:49 PM PDT
by Ken H
Seems to be a lot of that going on over there...
posted on 09/04/2002 10:27:25 PM PDT
...and another down the block...
posted on 09/04/2002 10:34:07 PM PDT
Rather an apt metaphor for modern Europe...
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