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Honk for Grandma!! A real-life “Runaway Grandmother”?

Honk For Grandma Car CasketMy wife Jennifer saw this picture on Reddit and of course immediately had to text it to me because of what happened in last week’s story of The Runaway Grandmother.

The Runaway Grandmother is one of the most long running urban legends ever, and it deals with the crazy situation a family finds itself in when Grandma dies in the middle of their vacation.

The family is stuck in the middle of nowhere and doesn’t know what to do with the body, so they wrap it in a tarp and put it on the roof.

Well, let’s just say that decision causes a big problem. (You can read the rest of the story at The Runaway Grandmother Urban Legend post.)

In this picture you can see a person in Florida who has a casket strapped to the roof of their car with the words “Honk for Grandma!” written on their back window.

And there’s an arrow pointing to the casket in case you didn’t quite get the idea.

What!? Haha. I almost *ahem* …died… laughing when I saw this picture. Could it be a real-life Runaway Grandmother type situation? Or maybe someone just went over the top in decorating their car for Halloween?

And were they inspired to do this after reading The Runaway Grandmother urban legend?

Come on Person In The White SUV, tell us your story!

In the meantime I’ll definitely honk for Grandma…and crazy urban legends.

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What The King Saw In The Box: Can You Guess?

The Story Of Noori Jam Tamachi and The King

There has been a lot of interest lately in the story of Noori: The Fisherman’s Daughter Who Married A King. I am glad that people are getting into this story as it is beautiful in my eyes.

The part of the Noori’s story told in the picture above is the scene where everything changes between her and her husband The King. What The King sees in the box starts a chain of events that eventually takes the two into legendary status.

To this very day people will still travel great distances to pay tribute to Noori Jam Tamachi.

And yeah also I bet you can’t guess what he saw in the box! See the story for yourself:
The Story Of Noori: The Fisherman’s Daughter Who Married A King

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Stephen King And Always Taking A Book With Me

Stephen King reading a book while out

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent.

What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

―Stephen King

I am with Stephen King on this one. I like to have a book with me wherever I go, though it isn’t always a physical book like he prefers.

Most of the time I use the Amazon Kindle App for my phone, which keeps me from having to lug a book around to random places. The app also does things like saves my spot in the book instantly, which I like.

It’s nice to be able to take my phone out of my pocket and get some reading in, then pop it back in my pocket just as quick.

Picture of someone reading on the Amazon Kindle appWhen I know I’ll have a good amount of time to dedicate to reading while I’m out and about (like when I take my kids to the park or if I’m going to be waiting for a while at the doctor’s office) then I will take a physical book with me.

For one thing it saves the battery on my phone, but most importantly it’s just nice to have a physical book if I’m going to be reading for a long time. There’s no notifications that will pop up and interrupt my reading, nagging me to get away from the story.

How about you, do you like to take a book with you while you’re out and about? If so do you take a physical book or use your phone?