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All About Michael Schiavo. [Jun. 21st, 2005|06:15 pm]
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I, for one, could care less about this story, but something printed today inspired a response.

Schiavo's grave marker inscription angers parents


June 21, 2005

TAMPA -- Terri Schiavo's husband buried her cremated remains in Clearwater on Monday, inscribing on her bronze grave marker: "I kept my promise."

The inscription inflamed Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, who had waged a long legal battle to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive. They also complained they had not been told about the service beforehand.

Michael Schiavo -- who said he promised his wife he would not keep her alive artificially -- also listed on the grave marker Feb. 25, 1990, as the date his wife "Departed this Earth." On that date, Schiavo collapsed and fell into what most doctors said was an irreversible vegetative state.

The marker lists March 31, the date Schiavo actually died, as when she was "at peace."

David Gibbs, an attorney for the Schindlers, called the inscriptions "another unkind act toward a grieving mom and dad."

Michael Schiavo had said his wife's ashes would be buried at a family plot in Pennsylvania. But his attorney, George Felos, said in a statement Monday that the interment had taken place at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. The statement did not explain why Michael Schiavo, who lives near Clearwater, decided to keep his wife's remains in Florida, but it did say the Schindlers were notified about the service and interment beforehand.

Copyright © 2005 Detroit Free Press Inc.

The Response:

Terri Schiavo's husband buried her cremated remains in Clearwater on Monday, inscribing on her bronze grave marker: "I kept my promise."

It's always been my understanding that when the word "I" appears on a grave in a sentence, then that word refers to the voice and point of view of the deceased.

I would like to send Michael Schiavo and Terry's parents a large bill for all tax dollars spent in the judiciary and legislative branches of the United States institutions. Clearly, this was never about rights. This was all about an age-old story of Husband vs. The In-Laws.


[User Picture]From: pierce
2005-06-22 12:06 am (UTC)
it was a selfish power struggle from day 1.
after the pundits got into it,
i tuned out.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-06-22 12:14 am (UTC)
Same here.

I wouldn't have even noticed it if I hadn't recognized, from writing instinct, the point of view on the marker.

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[User Picture]From: anima
2005-06-22 07:14 am (UTC)
What interesting tags
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-06-22 07:28 am (UTC)
So far, I haven't much use for the tag organization.

I do, however, plan on doing them.
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