July 22, 2005


I've noticed a macabre trend lately on the road, where people put large decals memorializing their deceased loved ones on their automobile's rear window. To me, they're nothing more than clear vinyl tombstones. I'm not slamming the sentiment behind them, but the concept itself really creeps me out. Someone is getting rich selling these things to old folks too.

Posted by Ted at July 22, 2005 05:39 PM | TrackBack
Category: Square Pegs

Haven't seen any of those.

What disturbs me is the t-shirt design shops making a killing off of families by selling them t-s with huge pictures of their deceased loved ones on them.

Seems to be limited to SE, so maybe it's a "culture" thing.

Posted by: Rob@L&R at July 23, 2005 09:14 AM

Here in Houston, it seems to be a black and Mexican thing. Generally lower class, and often gang-related, but not always.

But nothing beats the student I had several years ago who came in with a new tatoo -- A tombstone with his recently deceased grandmother's name and dates, taking up his entire bicep. And no, I am not kidding.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at July 23, 2005 11:59 AM

Oh, I believe you about the tattoo. My daughter dated a guy who had the same type of memorial inked on his calf for his brother who had suicided. His other brother and dad had the same thing done. Creepy.

Posted by: Ted at July 23, 2005 12:08 PM

What kind of an honor is it to have your family plaster your name on the back window of a trashed El Camino? It's rampent here in Arizona, and very creepy if you ask me.

Posted by: Azygos at July 23, 2005 09:50 PM
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