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Old 02-17-2013, 10:12 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A 91-year-old Arlington, Wash., widow is selling all of her belongings so she can afford to bury her late husband.

Elsie Smith told ABCNews.com she is hoping that by selling all of her possessions through an estate sale, she can bury her husband in the same cemetery as their family members in Snohomish, Wash.

Everything Must Go: Wash. Widow Plans Estate Sale to Pay for Husband's Burial - ABC News
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:46 PM
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Not enough background to formulate a response. I'm not much concerned about her worries about his burial, not feeling her pain there, but I am alarmed she may be(?) too financially strapped or savvy to keep her body and soul together. Or not. Is she able to pay her rent/mortgage/upkeep/groceries? That she's hanging on to his clothes seems to indicate she's not all there. It's a poorly written piece, many details missing.

At any rate, after this story runs, she'll get more than the $3k in donations.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:46 AM
Location: Canada
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According to the video, Elsie is moving to the regional care center, so perhaps she would have had to sell a lot of her belongings anyway.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:14 AM
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Funeral homes expect to get paid just like any other for profit business.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:57 AM
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Default Main Stream Liberal Media

Okay first let's step back to see where this story came from. No one can say that ABC NBC CBS do not have an agenda that they follow. If it don't bleed it don't lead? Anyone remember that? Reporters now a days do not report without editorializing. Editors themselves have their own tendencies. Okay I can add in FOX and CNN to that as well.

I know that there are reasons to editorialize on some stories. But when stories like this and others are just sent out to garner support and sympathy for one side of the story and no balance is brought in as to the complete story how can we make sound judgements?
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