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".
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