Tuesday, March 08, 2005


Mobile memorials: the next big trend?
Two elderly ladies were seen getting into their beat-up Cadillac illegaly parked on a snowy Brooklyn street. A passerby offered to help them carry their bulky parcels of plastic shopping bags while they fumbled with their keys, and discovered that the car's back seat was an indoor memorial garden dedicated to the memory of their late husbands.
"They pressed a button and the back seat unfolded from underneath the earth" which covered the enormous car's floor, the man told reporters. "The plastic bags contained flowers which they planted on their husbands' graves."
Planting accomplished, the street-savvy widows got into the front seat and drove away. "They were in a hurry to leave because they were parked in front of a hydrant," said the witness.