“Neighbors’ homes are ‘falling apart,’ their yards ‘littered with junk.’ How much of a difference could one or two little bitty corpses make?”
That is what “Jim Davis, who appears to be neither goth nor the creator of the popular comic strip Garfield” says about burying his wife, Patsy, in his front yard.
Sadly for Mr. Davis, an Alabama court has ordered him to remove his wife’s remains from the couple’s front yard even though that is where she has been buried for the past three years.
While the local health department approved the burial, the city council did not, citing concerns about property values. Mr. Davis ignored the council’s decision, and buried his wife in the front yard anyway. So, the court’s decision ordering removal is not a shocker.
Interestingly, Mr. Davis’s actions are not that bizarre; his desire to bury his loved one on his property is in keeping with a growing trend.
While I can’t relate entirely, this week I buried some fish on my property without a permit.
Blind Lemon Jefferson – See that my grave is kept clean