Seriously friends, it’s things like this that make me really glad I live in a somewhat quirky county in Colorado. Let me just add that I am not making any of this up, scouts honor. Also…sorry if you are offended by my gallows humor…I will be back with a quilt post later this week…promise.
Every year in the tiny town of Nederland Colorado they has an event called, Frozen Dead Guy Day. This is all in honor of Nederland’s most famous resident Bredo Morstol. It turns out that shortly after Bredo died in Norway his family brought his cryogenically frozen body to the U.S. He was kept in a “facility” until his grandson and daughter moved him to Nederland. No one knew any of this until the grandson was deported for outstaying his visa. As you can imagine, it was quite a sensation.The town tried to outlaw such behavior but there was such an uproar they had to pass a special exception, a “grandfather clause” to allow Bredo to stay (kinda gives new meaning to that legal phrase). Since then a cryogenic company has taken over preserving the body and he is now in a Tuff Shed.
The town of Nederland celebrates every year with the appropriately named event, Frozen Dead Guy Day. Happenings include coffins races, slow motion parade and a Dead Guy look alike contest. There is even a movie, Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed and now an even more recent movie, Grandpa’s Still in the Tuff Shed. You can even take a tour of the Tuff Shed.
I sure do love living here!
P.S. aren’t you glad I refrained from sharing the Youtube video?