A Basque in Boise

I heard it on KBOI…

(Sorry, I found the pic on Google, I'm just the messenger)

(Sorry, I found the pic on Google, I'm just the messenger)

When people start giving you crap about your smoking habit, your obsession with hunting, or your frequent trips to Dillard’s, just remind them that at least you’re not licking your dead husband’s ashes right off the jar.

I know, it’s disgusting. Apparently (remember, I don’t watch TV), there is a program out there called “My Strange Addictions”, and this morning Paul J. and Chris Walton were talking about this widow that got hooked on eating her husband’s ashes. It is a sad story. This lady is only 26 and lost her husband to an asthma attack just two years after being married. She had him cremated and put his ashes in a box, which she takes with her everywhere she goes, including the grocery store and her bed. She’ll buy the ingredients and then go home to cook her (deceased) husband his favorite meals. I missed the reason she first started licking his ashes because I was hung up on the fact that I never cooked for my husband when I had one (and he was even alive), and here we have this lady that not only cooks, but she does it for someone who’s dead, and then she won’t even eat the food because it was specially prepared for him. Like licking the ashes wasn’t wrong enough.

After that first tasting, she found herself unable to stop and has already gone through a pound of her husband’s ashes, which only leaves her with five more to go. She’s worried she’ll eventually gulf the whole thing down and then she might have to kill herself.

I think she’s in some kind of center for disturbed people now, if you can believe that.

Thanks for passing by: ↓

Ainhoa Diana

8 thoughts on “I heard it on KBOI…

  1. Diana

    My dear blogger and friend: You couldn’t have made this up, even if you wanted to. Now, I’m at the strange juncture of thinking whether I thank you for sharing this story in such a funny way, or simply throwing up…

  2. Diana

    My dear blogger and friend: You couldn’t have made this up, even if you wanted to. Now, I’m at the strange juncture of thinking whether I thank you for sharing this story in such a funny way, or simply throwing up…

  3. Leslie

    Oh Chico…I would HAPPILY taste my ex husbands ashes! If only….
    She is a stupid dumbass. If he had lived he would only let her down by being a selfish babyman till he made her so sick of his every breath that she would WISH he was dead. Oh…wait thats maybe only in my marriage?

  4. Leslie

    Oh Chico…I would HAPPILY taste my ex husbands ashes! If only….
    She is a stupid dumbass. If he had lived he would only let her down by being a selfish babyman till he made her so sick of his every breath that she would WISH he was dead. Oh…wait thats maybe only in my marriage?

  5. Steven Roosevelt

    Pica associated with trace mineral deficiency (generally iron) do occur in pregnancy. However they can also arise outside of pregnancy.

    NIH has a short article on it:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002505/

    and the Wikipedia entry is actually more comprehensive:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pica_%28disorder%29

    When I did my internship in St Louis we saw a lot of African American women who regularly ate clay which they either had imported from, or brought back from Georgia.

  6. Steven Roosevelt

    Pica associated with trace mineral deficiency (generally iron) do occur in pregnancy. However they can also arise outside of pregnancy.

    NIH has a short article on it:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002505/

    and the Wikipedia entry is actually more comprehensive:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pica_%28disorder%29

    When I did my internship in St Louis we saw a lot of African American women who regularly ate clay which they either had imported from, or brought back from Georgia.

  7. Henar Chico

    Wow… I always found pica interesting, how humans can develop an addiction to eating the un-eatable… Then again, I used to smoke, and that´s certainly poisonous.@Steven Roosevelt

  8. Henar Chico

    Wow… I always found pica interesting, how humans can develop an addiction to eating the un-eatable… Then again, I used to smoke, and that´s certainly poisonous.@Steven Roosevelt

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