Pa. man gets drive-through send-off after his funeral
Mourners at a Pennsylvania fast-food fan’s funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse — and the rest of the procession — to make one last drive-through visit before reaching the cemetery.
David Kime Jr., 88, a World War II veteran, died Jan. 20.
Kime “lived by his own rules,” daughter Linda Phiel said. He considered the lettuce on a burger his version of healthy eating, she said.
To give him a whopper of a send-off Saturday, the funeral procession stopped at a Burger King, where each mourner got a sandwich for the road.
Kime also got one last burger, the York Daily Record reported. It was placed atop his flag-draped coffin at the cemetery.
Phiel said the display wasn’t a joke, rather a happy way of honoring her father and the things that brought him joy. “He lived a wonderful life and on his own terms,” she said.
Restaurant manager Margaret Hess said she knew his face and his order. She and her crew made 40 burgers for the funeral procession. “It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end,” she said.
Puppy-poop problem solved
San Francisco’s animal control agency is proving that the print editions of newspapers remain just as vital in the digital age.
The agency relies on the papers to line cages and catch its puppy’s poop. It is now turning to the city’s public library to ensure a consistent newspaper supply.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the agency will pick up newspapers from the library about twice a month.
Agency supervisor Eric Zuercher says the arrangement has solved a big problem, noting puppies are poop machines.
The agency previously had relied on public contributions and donations from the Chronicle.
Stunt drivers close freeway
The California Highway Patrol is trying to locate a group of drivers who briefly shut down part of a San Francisco Bay area freeway while they performed stunts in the middle of the road.
Sgt. Rob Barrera said Monday that the CHP is confident that someone will be prosecuted for the brazen sideshow that stopped traffic on Interstate 880 near the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
Video clips show at least a half-dozen cars peeling out from the shoulder and doing doughnuts in the road while other vehicles stack up behind the demonstration.