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This is not a good spot for walking around.Will her death now attract the rest of the family next week? Very sad stuff to hear about.
This is almost as ironic as Tiger Woods getting beaten up with a golf club (or Rihanna with an umbrella).Of course, it's tragic. But funny tragic. RIP.Cheers,Victoria
Reminds me of that fairy tale, "The Little Match Girl", for some odd reason.
This is why highway departments don't like roadside memorials.
vbspurs said... Of course, it's tragic. But funny tragic. RIP.Not so funny. Gotta call you on this one, Vic.
I also snickered inappropriately.
It's horrible.There's an object lesson here about the consequences of sentimentality overwhelming objective reality, I think.
Holy cow. I grew up there. Know exactly where that is."He says Danielle cheated death six years go, when she and a friend were driving down to Florida on I-95. A drunk driver cut them off and the car she was in went down a 40-foot embankment, slammed into a tree, and Danielle's friend was killed."http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-brother-speaks,0,5864846.story
Looks like the granddaughter ran a red light and was a known drunk driver.I always wonder about those memorials you see, especially on freeway guardrails, etc. Dangerous.
Life is much much too short. Get yourself a Beemer (or an Audi) and drive very far, fast, and safely.
Roadside memorials are idiotic anyway. Let's lay wreathes at every spot where one of the billions of people who ever lived died. Oh and declare it hallowed land where we can't do anything. There may be some land in Arizona we can all crowd into (but, by definition, that won't last.)
I am sorry for that family's loss. That is very sad.
Not so funny. Gotta call you on this one, Vic.Fully deserve it, Edutcher. Call away.Cheers,Victoria
Due to the criminally insane laws in VA, I would bet $ she did not pull over as this would have been her third DUI aka a felony aka mandatory jail time.
Someone with three DUIs should be in jail.
Roadside memorials are distractions and dangerous. Just because somebody died there doesn't mean they're staying there. Even if one doesn't believe in Heaven or an afterlife, the body will still be buried (or ashes kept or cast away) elsewhere.It always saddens me to see perfectly good Teddy Bears and other stuffed animals rotting in the rain at roadside memorials when those same toys could be given to children in hospitals or to the police to give to children in need.
Irony?Tragedy?Kismet?Senseless?Darkly funny?Twilight Zoney?
I'm sorry, but now you know why they are called "tardshrines."Yes, that was tasteless, wrong, and non-pc, and I'm quite proud of it. (For the record, I'd like my roadside shrine to be comprised, not of a tacky wooden cross with teddy bears and dollar store plastic flowers, but of a goat skull surmounting an ax with an accompanying iron cauldron full of gummy bears and empty whiskey bottles.)
"For the record, I'd like my roadside shrine to be comprised, not of a tacky wooden cross with teddy bears and dollar store plastic flowers, but of a goat skull surmounting an ax with an accompanying iron cauldron full of gummy bears and empty whiskey bottles."Soggy, sodden teddy bears are the perfect modern memento mori.Quod tu es, ego fui, quod ego sum, tu eris...
There's a bicycle, painted white, chained to a road sign near me as a memorial to a cyclist who got killed there.Better than most memorials.
Roadside memorials should be banned as littering. Besides once a person is dead, they're just maggot food. Celebrate the living!
One near my home has been continuously maintained for over 10 years. I like them.
JohnAnnArbor- that "Ghost Bicycle" is in memory of my friend Tim Pinchowski who was killed near that spot on August 28th. He was hit by a 2 yr old driver, who was messing with the radio,and not watching where he was driving, or who was on the road ahead of him
A clear case of an activity which should be federalized. A standard marker should be installed at each point on a highway where a fatal accident occurs to properly alert drivers to objectively hazardous areas. Adding teddy bears would be forbidden as a form of vandalism.Then, perhaps, a different kind of marker can designate less-than-fatal accident sites, places where cars have been pulled over for traffic violations, and other very useful and informative stuff.
in my previous post, I should have typed, "20yr old driver", not "2 yr old driver". sorry for th etypo.
If there are two fatalities next week, that will be ironic. After that the Ironator will have to decide whether he wants to settle for simple doubling or go all Fibonacci on us.
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