Well, pack it in, folks, I’ve found the winner

Now, in my time I’ve read many, many horrifying stories as part of my Charley Project research. I’ve pored over detailed descriptions of dismemberment and decomposition. It takes a lot to shock me.

But this article has got to be one of the grossest and saddest stories I’ve read in awhile.

Also, regarding the vehicle information change, I’ve now done the following letters: A, E, I, O, Q, U, V, X, Y, and Z. And I’m halfway through B.

It is extremely boring.

That is all.

PS if you want a palate cleanser try this cute baby aardvark.

7 thoughts on “Well, pack it in, folks, I’ve found the winner

  1. Jenn February 11, 2022 / 11:50 pm

    Omg. They completely consumed her bones too?! That is so sad and just crazy. Poor woman!

    • Meaghan February 11, 2022 / 11:56 pm

      Poor animals too. They must have suffered greatly. I know the survivors were taken in by the Houston ASPCA.

      • Jenn February 12, 2022 / 3:34 pm

        I mean yes of course poor animals as well but she’s a human being and other human beings should have noticed a lot sooner than they did and send someone to check on her. That is I guess what is So sad.

      • Meaghan February 12, 2022 / 3:38 pm

        I looked up the address. It’s in the middle of nowhere. No town nearby. And if a person is mentally competent and chooses not to ask for help, there’s nothing that can be done. I myself once called Adult Protective Services on a young woman neighbor who was obviously in a bad way. She refused assistance.

  2. Mia February 13, 2022 / 9:59 am

    I don’t know, maybe that was a fitting exit for her… like she would have chosen it if she could. She died as she lived, KWIM?

    • Meaghan February 13, 2022 / 11:28 am

      I have a friend with five pet (all indoor only) cats she adores. I showed her the article and she said, “My fate!”

  3. Dawn Marie February 13, 2022 / 10:29 am

    Sad to say, even if she had family or friends who knew the situation she was living in, there isn’t much that could have been done to help her. As Meaghan says, if she was mentally competent all that could be done is removing the animals, and she’d have gotten more one way or another. Not that I think she was in any way mentally competent, but unless and until someone is declared incompetent …
    I have worked as a social worker dealing with the elderly and mentally handicapped and I am here to tell you that in general, this is the most uncooperative bunch of people you will ever meet. If you have a stubborn, cranky old grandpa or auntie who doesn’t have dementia but who can’t be talked into or out of any nutty idea that comes on them, multiply that frustration by about twenty and you’ll get some idea. There is a good reason why social work has such a high burnout and turnover rate. It’s very demoralizing and discouraging to see people who clearly are not fit to take care of themselves, not fit by anyone’s standards, yet as a social worker your hands are tied because someone at some point declared that they were capable of being their own guardians. It often ends very badly though not usually on the level of what happened to Ms. Bradshaw. The system needs a serious overhaul but too many people are so afraid of going back to the bad old days when these kinds of people were basically warehoused or worse that they are won’t put the brakes on the system even a little bit.
    Okay, rant over.

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