Gene Notes

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sympathy Saturday - Sad or Creepy?

Every so often I come across a coincidence (?) that is sad. Or maybe it is creepy? I don't know. My first reaction is sad and then it works its way into creeped out.

The latest in the sad or creepy factor are the deaths of Green Caleb Gay and Pluma Woodworth Gay of Andover, Ashtabula, Ohio. Green died December 28, 1928 of infirmities of age - he was 86. His widow, Pluma died one year later on December 28, 1929 -- of infirmities of age! She was 85.  Both were buried in West Andover, Ohio on December 31st of the years they died.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes


  1. I wouldn't call it creepy. It's more like a surprising coincidence.

  2. It's more of a sad coincidence. Most elderly couples die within a year of each other. I feel sorry for their surviving children who had to endure funerals on consecutive New Year's Eves.