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TeamCasey
06-15-2005, 08:00 AM
Woman selling casket of soon-to-be ex-husband
'Marriage died before husband did,' Ohio woman says

The Associated Press
Updated: 2:20 p.m. ET June 14, 2005


COLUMBUS, Ohio - It won't be death that parts them, so Dixie Fisher is trying to sell the casket her soon-to-be ex-husband planned to use when he dies.

Fisher, of suburban Columbus, placed a classified ad in the newspaper last week hoping to sell the steel casket the couple kept in their garage.

"Marriage died before husband did," read the ad in The Columbus Dispatch.

Fisher and David Budd, who are divorcing, bought the gray casket a year ago from a friend who works at a metal salvage business. Budd said he agreed Fisher should sell the casket.

"There wasn't anybody in it, and it looked like it had never been used," Fisher said.

Fisher plans to be cremated, but the couple thought the casket would come in handy for Budd.

"I told my husband that, if nothing else, it was a good investment for the future," Fisher said.

Budd said having his own casket in the garage never bothered him.


"When it's my time to go, it's my time to go," he said.


The couple also said they have a taste for the macabre: married on Halloween in 1997, they had a party the next day featuring bride-and-groom skeleton decorations.

Fisher is asking $980 for the casket.

"I'm really pressed for money, and I'm hoping I can use some of it for attorney fees," she said.

RedFanAlways1966
06-15-2005, 08:44 AM
I read this in this morning's paper. W-E-I-R-D people. Buy your casket at a young age and keep it in your garage? W-E-I-R-D. Everyone has got their own and that is fine. But the husband is downright strange. I am surprised that he was not given 1/2 the casket in the settlement!?!

Reminds me of a "King of the Hill" episode where Hank builds caskets for him and his wife Peggy in their garage. Then they get drunk and passout in them.

Redsland
06-15-2005, 10:14 AM
I interviewed at a company that had a casket lying around. The lid was closed, and I wasn't about to open it. Apparently they'd just gotten Batesville as a client.

It made for a creepy atmosphere.

TC81190
06-17-2005, 01:17 PM
Reminds me of a "King of the Hill" episode where Hank builds caskets for him and his wife Peggy in their garage. Then they get drunk and passout in them.

Heh heh, yeah.

KronoRed
06-17-2005, 01:24 PM
I interviewed at a company that had a casket lying around. The lid was closed, and I wasn't about to open it. Apparently they'd just gotten Batesville as a client.

It made for a creepy atmosphere.

It was a warning of what happened to the guy who used to have the job you were applying for ;)

Redsland
06-17-2005, 01:26 PM
It was a warning of what happened to the guy who used to have the job you were applying for ;)
The "small talk" portion of the interview involved my asking that very question.

:)

REDREAD
06-20-2005, 10:27 AM
:laugh: Hillarious that someone would buy a casket because they got a good deal and then be willing to store it in the garage the rest of their life.. Geez

KronoRed
06-20-2005, 11:30 AM
The "small talk" portion of the interview involved my asking that very question.

:)

So..who died? ;)

Redsland
06-20-2005, 12:36 PM
I was told their old agency was in there, and that the stench was terrible.

:)