Digging up Old Bones

by Ken Mueller on February 8, 2013 · 11 comments

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Well, if you’ve read the big news this week, you’ll know that they not only put up a parking lot, but when they paved paradise, they also paved over Britain’s King Richard the III. It turns out that the tyrant king who lived more than 500 years ago was buried in a friary, that was later demolished and paved over as a parking lot. Go figure. Not a very suitable resting place for royalty, even if he wasn’t very well liked.

The whole idea of forensic science and DNA testing is rather popular these days, even with television dramas like Bones. And of course there were the rumors that Michael Jackson had attempted to buy the bones of Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as the elephant man. Oh, and we’re still looking for Jimmy Hoffa, right?

So I figured that this might be a good topic for this week’s Friday Blogging Experiment. I got to thinking, what if our final resting place wasn’t protected. What if our burial site was eventually paved over, built over, or turned into something else?

The question is, if they’re gonna dig up your remains a few hundred years from now, where would you like to be found? I mean, a parking lot? Really? Not very dignified.

As for me, I think my first choice would probably be under home plate or the pitchers mound at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. I’m a big baseball and Phillies fan, and I think that would be rather fitting and cool. And hopefully they’ll find a cheesesteak in my hand. Yeah…

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So, now it’s your turn. You’ve passed on and been buried. If and when they find your remains centuries from now, where would you like them to be found? This should be fun and interesting…

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JonSindall
JonSindall

Under Lincoln Financial Field, preferably after the Eagles win a Super Bowl. In the meantime, I'll be on a strict ambrosia diet.

Lisa D. Jenkins
Lisa D. Jenkins

Next to a library, under a roots of a Chinese Red Brich tree :)

ADemme
ADemme

Definitely under Penn Cinema (local movie theater). 

KenMueller
KenMueller moderator

@JonSindall Another good one, but if you're waiting for the Eagles to win a Super Bowl, it could be a long time....and I say that as a die hard Eagles fan.

KenMueller
KenMueller moderator

@ADemme Well, I know you're a movie buff, so that's a great choice!

JonSindall
JonSindall

@KenMueller @JonSindall I'm a die hard Eagles fan, too, and I know it's going to be a long wait. Do you know if they sell ambrosia in the organic food section at Stauffers?

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