Nudist's Final Wishes Rebuffed

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by mysteriew, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

    Messages:
    23,795
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Robert Norton was a nudist who'd been in and out of court for years over his habit of gardening naked.

    Wherever Robert Norton's headed next, it'll be with his pants on.

    The Illinois man wanted to be buried in the buff, but his family is sending him off to eternity in gray slacks and a matching shirt.

    Norton was 82 years old when he died Monday.
    http://wfmynews2.com/watercooler/watercooler_article.aspx?storyid=46314
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Sheromom

    Sheromom New Member

    Messages:
    1,132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Probably the best he's looked for years!
     
  4. Mabel

    Mabel Former Member

    Messages:
    9,620
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    He died at 82? Are they really burying him in a suit, or does it just look like it?
     
  5. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

    Messages:
    27,884
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Even in death, Robert Norton's nakedness is a no-no.

    Norton, 82, spent four decades in and out of court fighting repeated arrests for gardening and wandering his yard in the nude. He said he wanted to be buried without any clothes, but his family is sending him to eternity wearing gray slacks and a matching shirt. "He's not going to be buried in the nude," said his brother, Jack Norton, a minister.

    Norton, who died Monday, had fought 20 indecency arrests since 1962, arguing that he had a constitutional right to public nakedness.

    Full Story
     
  6. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

    Messages:
    26,902
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What possible difference could it make at this point. Some people just need to be jerks! :rolleyes:
     
  7. vicktor

    vicktor New Member

    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What difference would it make if he was buried with or without clothes? If need be, they could have a viewing with him dressed, then remove the clothes and close the casket before burial. It all sounds rather trivial.
     
  8. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

    Messages:
    23,795
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I believe it is gray slacks and a matching shirt according to the article.
     
  9. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

    Messages:
    9,705
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Oh that is wrong!


    bury as he requested...who does it hurt??
    Noone will know the difference in our world.
     
  10. Marine Mom

    Marine Mom New Member

    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't think it would hurt anything. But it may make the viewing awkward. :D
     
  11. Hopeful

    Hopeful New Member

    Messages:
    424
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree. His family could respect his wishes for the last time. They could have a closed casket, or a viewing from the head up. OR, do like Victor stated and dress him for a full viewing, and undress the poor ole' man before his burial...it's HIS funeral.. :razz:
     
  12. Pandora

    Pandora New Member

    Messages:
    1,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Re"buff"ed (snicker, snicker)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice