Thursday, September 06, 2007

Life Imitates Emily

A woman lived with her mummified aunt for a year, according to a Reuters report.

It's almost like the tale of Miss Emily Grierson, though William Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" is pure Southern Gothic and the real-life version is set in Vienna.

According to Reuters the modern case may involve financial coverups. I don't know that Miss Emily was motivated by benefits payments or anything so crass.

Is there a lesson in this?

Well, I guess it's - if you decide to rip from the headlines, make sure you're not ripping off someone who anticipated human behavior ahead of itself.


Charles Gramlich said...

These kinds of stories appear ever so often. Some folks have a large capacity for living with the dead it seems. When I was very young in Arkansas there was a custom called "sitting up with the dead" where two people would spend the night awake in the room with a newly dead person. I was too young to take part in this, and am relatively grateful for that.

Sidney said...

I've heard of that, but it wasn't practiced in my family when I was a child, though no immediate realatives died when I was really small.

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