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Now THAT's "going in style".

I, for one, have requested a New Orleans Band for my funeral. That might be a bit tough on whoever is pulling it together, since I'm no where near New Orleans.

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NightRide - born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, now living in Maryland.

Were you around during the flood in '72? For sheer creepiness, nothing beats what happened to the old Forty-Fort Cemetery.

For the uninitiated, during a flood of the Susquerhanna River in June of '72, the pressure of the water against the dike undercut it, causing the dike to collapse and give way - right where the Cemetery was located. The river dug up about a third of the cemetery, and vaults, caskets and the remains, some over 2 hundred years old, were disinterred. Many were washed downstream, but because this was on a curve of the river, backwash and currents also pushed them UPstream, so when residents returned it was common for people up the river from the washout to find remains strewn in their yards as well. I remember a picture of a casket lodged between the second floors of 2 closely-built homes. Plus numerous pictures and stories...
National Guard reservists were assigned to collect and re-interr the remains, in hot, humid Summer weather. A horrible assignment.
 

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They should turn it into a festival, like Colorado did with the Emma Crawford Coffin Race. ;)

As for me, I'ld love them to boil the meat off these ole bones and donate the rest to one 'o you fine folks.




















I've been told it's not happening....so youll have to come dig me up. ;)
 

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In my earlier post I mentioned the flood we experienced in 1972. The 23rd is the 37th anniversary. There was a retrospective article in the paper, and this was one of the paragraphs - it refers to the cemetery that was destroyed:

"In Forty Fort, an entire section of the historic cemetery was washed away and about 2,000 caskets were uprooted from their graves, leaving body parts on back porches, roofs and basement floors. Towns were left with massive cleanup projects. Some homes were lifted from their foundations and carried miles downstream."

Like ZombieRaider said, shades of the uprooting scene from Poltergeist!
 

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oh, how sad is that, and what an undertaking. yikes!
unorth, i for one will leave you buried just as you are. i"ll buy my remains thank you.
i like the new orleans idea. yeah, scatter, let's have it in our will a big bash to go out on
 
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