Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dane Squires

Do you ever read the obituaries in the newspaper? What if one day you opened the paper, started reading the obituary section, and found your own death announcement. I'm not talking about reading the obituary of someone else with the same name. I'm talking about literally reading the announcement of your own death.

This is exactly what happened to Dane Squires. By the time he called the funeral home, the funeral was underway. The call arrived just before the body was loaded into a hearse for a one-way trip to the crematorium.

It seems some nameless drifter had been mistakenly identified as Squires after a commuter train accident.

I'll bet this was a sobering experience for Dane Squires. No word yet on whether the Squires family will get a refund from the funeral home, though.

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