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Dead woman ordered to tidy up her grave
Worldnetdaily ^ | 08/15/03 | Staff Writer

Posted on 08/15/2003 7:12:53 AM PDT by bedolido

She may have been a neatnik in life, but the government thinks Moira Thoms has grown quite sloppy since her death.

Although she succumbed to cancer three years ago, the Leeds City Council in Britain mailed Thoms a letter demanding she clean up her gravesite at Lawnswood Cemetery. She has exactly 14 days to remove two vases containing single white roses, reports the BBC.

According to the strongly worded letter, the vases placed next to the memorial plaque constituted an "illegal memorial."

"If they are not removed within this time we shall arrange for members of staff to remove them ..." read the letter.

For Thoms' family, the notice opened up a wound that has been slow to heal.

"When I got the letter I was numb because it was the shock of my life," her husband told the BBC. "I had come to terms with my wife's death but unfortunately this has brought everything back. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy."

Thoms contacted the council to inform them of his wife's death and to fess up to leaving the vases and flowers at the cemetery.

Apparently, the Thoms family is not alone in its renewed grief. The newssite reports the council has received over 30 complaints from relatives after sending out 200 letters.

"Obviously the letter has caused great concern," council spokesman Kevin Barker is quoted as saying. "I sincerely apologize for that."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dead; grave; her; ordered; tidy; woman

1 posted on 08/15/2003 7:12:53 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido
Too many potential one-liners in this...where to begin?
2 posted on 08/15/2003 7:16:49 AM PDT by TrebleRebel
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To: bedolido
the family could move her to the united states anywhere and register her as demnonrat and she could vote as many times as they need
3 posted on 08/15/2003 7:16:52 AM PDT by mt tom
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To: mt tom
oh that was good!

I forgot about the dead people voting in FLA.
4 posted on 08/15/2003 7:21:06 AM PDT by hapy
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To: bedolido
this is taken too lightly...
5 posted on 08/15/2003 7:25:28 AM PDT by Lynn
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To: bedolido
See that my grave is swept clean

Blind Lemon Jefferson

6 posted on 08/15/2003 7:31:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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To: hapy
I forgot about the dead people voting in FLA.

And still registered to vote in GA. They were used by the dummyRats to keep petition requirements out-or-reach by requiring 5% of dead voters to sign the nomination petitions!

7 posted on 08/15/2003 7:44:28 AM PDT by Lysander (My army can kill your army)
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To: bedolido
It seems evident that many English politicians have lost sight of the most elementary principles of law, justice, and civilized behavior.
8 posted on 08/15/2003 7:50:26 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TrebleRebel
Leeds City Council

"Not Live at Leeds" by the "What?"

FMCDH

9 posted on 08/15/2003 8:34:27 AM PDT by nothingnew (I've changed my tagline and will tell no one what it is until I'm on the Jay Leno show!)
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