April 8, 2004

Seated Eternity

Football seats mark man's grave via USA Today

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. — Paul Wellener's family found the perfect marker for his grave: two blue plastic seats from the Three Rivers Stadium auction. Wellener, a lifelong football fan and a Pittsburgh Steelers season ticket holder for 42 years, died unexpectedly on March 16. Wellener's son, Paul, and widow, Mary Ann, bought three pairs of stadium seats for $2,100 at an auction — and knew they had found the perfect gravestone.

How do you want to be remembered? By old, plastic seats. I guess it is fitting--I mean he did spend 42 years of his life sitting in Three Rivers. Those seats are kind of small though--I would go for a couch or something. You could get a really nice couch for $2,100. I mean, we are talking about eternal bliss aren't we? (No, not really.)

And what about theft? $2,100 seats sitting unprotected in a graveyard doesn't sound practical. I mean, they sound like a pretty lucrative black market E-Bay-esque item.

Then I reflect upon my own grave marker--What do I want? Hmmm. This is getting morbid. But really, whomever is alive when I am gone--please don't buy Carmike Cinema seats for my soul to languish away on post mortem. I'd prefer a couch--a pink one...or one of those butterfly chairs that people keep stealing from SHU. That would be heavenly.

*FYI-on that page: Slightly off center..., there are three other stories on western PA--could this be a one day thing, or is PA just odd? Hmmm.

Conscience: Stop it, Amanda! Save your brain power for your research papers. What are you doing on your blog anyway? You should be working!

Me: Ah, shut up. Will ya? I'll get everything done. I needed to update my blog...everyone will think that I got sick or something.

C: LAME! Procrastinator.

M: Na uh.

C: Yes huh.

The battle wages on...

Posted by Amanda Cochran at April 8, 2004 6:29 PM
Comments

Stephan: "echo..echo...echo....echo"

Does no one comment anymore? Well Amanda, I think you have struck something here. How do people remember us?
This poor guy was remembered by his love for watching men in tight pants play sports? I hope I have more than that to commemorate my life
Being buried by a guitar would be nice though.

You paint a grim scene. $2,100 dollar chair gavestones? what ever happened to just putting a coin on the deceased's tongue?

You got me thinking Amanda...Amazing!...I think I'm going to have to blog. Tah Tah.

Posted by: Puff at April 9, 2004 12:31 AM

I don't think that it is amazing that you are thinking--you think constantly. But blogging those thoughts--that is an accomplishment.

And I would never want to be remembered by cinema chairs. Never. I was just trying to apply this family's contorted sentimentality to my own situation.

And I don't know where everyone has gone. Vacation, I suppose. Or they have gone to your blog...:-D :-(

Posted by: Amanda at April 9, 2004 10:32 AM

Yep, the blogs have been kinda vacant. I mean, I went nut-so on my layout and whatnot, and I even wrote a tasty little piece on Atkins--with no avail. :-(

Ca me fait triste :'(

Posted by: Karissa at April 9, 2004 8:23 PM
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