In Memory

Are all of these roadside memorials terrible? Or are they culturally important? It seems like a more private memorial would be more appropriate, especially as they begin to degenerate. I guess it might be good to note a dangerous piece of road, but most seem to be on innocuous stretches. This one by Orbea. Pinjar. Is it really what he would have wanted?memorymemory2

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29 Responses to In Memory

  1. mancey says:

    Needs more Woodstock cans

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  2. GivDBird says:

    As sad as it is, sad it is.

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  3. The atheist says:

    It’s ok. He’s gone to a better place, full of virgins, Angels, repentant paedophiles and mass murderers, endless piped music and trendily bearded Old Testament types. Pretty sure no dirt bikes though.

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  4. orbea says:

    It is a bloody sad story.
    Google Street View link
    West Aust link

    Yes it is tragic for the families, but why have they not tended this memorial? If it is too painful then this is how it will end up, tattered and neglected, and an awful statement of insensitivity.

    I will be going past the equivalent Brock memorial this weekend. Photos to come

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  5. The atheist says:

    This may sound terrible, but I’m happy to stake my immaculate reputation on it., for some people grief must be as visible as possible. You can’t just love and miss someone. You have have to show the world too. Beer cans and plastic flowers. Pass. Call me fussy.

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  6. you'll get wet says:

    The missus saw a ghost at one of these things a few months ago. Not funny, she shoulda had both eyes on the road, not looking at crosses. First ghost down here. She was shit scared of the dark when her mum died but only her sister saw her ghost. I sit in the corner and take notes. And put the wheelie bins out before it gets dark. I’m in trouble if she ever reads this, which she won’t.

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  7. The atheist says:

    I’ve seen a ghost crab, a ghost town, a ghost train and even watched The Ghost Rider. But I’ve never seen a ghost. It’s as if they just don’t exist. ( for the record, in my line of work I’ve have, at very close quarters, watched around 250-300 people die) not one ghost. Or even a Thankyou.

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    • 300 people? I hope you work for John Hughes. Or Alannah.

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    • you'll get wet says:

      You have to be indig/ethnic. They own the ether. Or it owns them. All we need is one ambitious shyster lawyer and bye bye multi user supernatural. Speaking of which, any legal types here can tell me if the keogh who represented the big end of town v the little guy in the thundelarra case is the same or a different keogh? I

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      • Or you need to be a young white lesbian perchance? I see where this is going.

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        • you'll get wet says:

          Close! Are you paranormal? ghostie was white female youngish longish blonde hair. Her first whitefella ghostie, they usually see only close rellies. Dunnies and bathrooms are most dangerous places. confused, angry spirit doesn’t want to leave, wants to kidnap a rellie for company.

          Btw do you win footy tipping ?

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  8. The atheist says:

    18 years, wee woo wee woo.

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  9. The atheist says:

    Pretty much makes you an atheist.

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  10. The atheist says:

    Dust to dust.

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  11. The atheist says:

    No, it is’nt.

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