Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Die Hard NASCAR Fan!

It's Wacky Wednesday time again folks and I found an awesome wacky story for ya today. Did any of you hear about 72 year old Linda Chase from Jackson, Michigan who kept the dead body of her companion Charles Zigler in their home for months because she didn't want to be alone? Ms. Chase said she kept his remains clean and dressed in a chair and talked to his body while watching NASCAR on TV. While Ms. Chase claims Mr. Zigler was only dead a few months,  authorities believe he may have died as early as December 2010. She is being investigated for cashing his benefit checks after his death. But before you pass judgment, this die hard NASCAR fan did say that, "It's not that I'm heartless.... I didn't want to be alone. He was the only guy who was ever nice to me". Ain't that sweet!!!!!

Now, I'm certainly not a NASCAR aficionado, but I had to endure watching many a race as a kid before the sport was even in vogue 'cause my Dad was a big fan. His favorite driver back in the day was a guy named Bill Elliott. Ever hear of him? Yea, me either. But, one thing I do know is that all of that vroom, vroom around that race track can sure put a girl to sleep. That is some of the best nappin' I can remember. So, I can imagine Mr. Zigler bein' dead asleep in his chair all clean and dressed. But when those NASCAR fans get a hootin' and a hollerin' for their favorite driver they can even wake the dead. Hopefully Ms. Chase showed the man some respect and toned down her enthusiasm a bit. Maybe she pulled out all the stops on race day and dressed the guy in his favorite driver's t-shirt. Sure hope she offered him a beer, 'cause one thang is for damn sure- ya can't watch NASCAR without a cold one in your hand. I also hope she cooked up some real good NASCAR type food on race day such as burgers, ribs and pizza, and propped up some of that grub on Mr. Zigler's lap so he could relive the whole experience that he obviously enjoyed so much. Once a fan, always a fan, even past your dyin' day.


Even though the big man upstairs may have waved the checkered flag on Mr. Zigler's laps around the ol' race track, I fear that if the law dogs had not discovered little Ms. Norman Bates, their house would have turned into a real live version of the movie "Psycho".

Story: Here
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14 comments:

  1. Die hard?
    Guess he waited more than four hours to see his doctor.

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  2. Yup, I like Tony Stewart and I grew up watching the "Alabama Gang" from back in the day, Bobby and Donny Allison, Red Farmer, Neil Bonnet and Davey Allison. Pool ol' gal, she was just lonely :(

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  3. If she was that lonely should have got a blow up doll, would have been less smelly haha.

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  4. I live in Michigan...how did I not hear about this? So crazy! I can't imagine how she made it through the days when he was smelly!

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  5. My dad was big in nascar too

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  6. I think the saddest part of this story is that a woman that age can keep the man in the house for so long and nobody come over saying "What died in here?" or "Where's Uncle Charles?" Poor lady sounds like she had reason to fear being alone!

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  7. Hahahahhahha..chuckle..sneeze, snort...Poor lady sound right...right in the lonely department.

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  8. poor lady, did she at least mummify him or something?

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  9. Wow... That's just wow! Here I am thinking I've heard it all and BAM you throw this at me, my whole day is wrenched now. hahaha.

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  10. Both sweet and horrifyingly "cuckoo"...

    Pearl

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  11. ohhhhh - two points: 1)She didn't want to be alone? 2)Since 2010? o my gawsh --- i can hardly type this cuz i'm laughing and gasping at the same time.......

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  12. That is a very disturbing story....I didn't know women watched NASCAR let alone with dead people...

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  13. Sadly I have heard of Bill Elliott, only b/c like yourself, I'm a NC girl! Grew up on Nascar. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. New follower!

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  14. Oh My God...is that even legal?!

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