This week I received an e-mail from Marilyn Toole, asking a short and simple question. I don't know the answer, however, and thought I'd ask newsletter readers if they have any thoughts on this.
I want to tell you what happened to my great-grandmother's ashes. I found them "on a shelf in the attic in a shoebox" at Oak Woods Cemetery in the middle of Chicago. She was buried in 1910. Her husband at the time (he later remarried) paid the "rent" for a while but then stopped, according to their records.
I wanted to remove the ashes and put them in the family plot in Kendall County, Illinois. I was told that I could have them when I paid the "back rent" of $940.
My husband asked me 2 questions: How do I know that they are her ashes? And how do I know the rent was never paid?
And I ask YOU...is this a SCAM or what?
Do you have any thoughts or even experience with similar situations? If so, please post your comment below.