In Baysville, Ontario, Sybil Marie Hicks’ children wrote a very amusing obituary for her. “Mom was never boring,” Hicks’ daughter told Yahoo Lifestyle, explaining the obituary. “Mom lived large. She would do anything for anyone. It was rare for Mom not to have a smile on her face. Mom was always ready for a laugh.” Written in first person, among other things, the obituary says, “I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted… having been cremated.” https://www.thespec.com/announcements-obituaries-memorials/obituaries-death-notices/9160336-hicks-sybil-marie-nee-lyons-/
In Phoenix, Arizona, a volunteer was sorting books for a charity book sale when she found $4,000 in a chamber cut inside “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” KPNX-TV reports that the former owner also left a letter and an address label inside the book. The man’s family was contacted and the money returned. The volunteer said she suspects the family went home and opened up every other book in the man’s house.
In Towson, Maryland, a woman in her 50s wearing a multicolored scarf approached students in two campus buildings at Towson University last week, showing them a picture on her cellphone and asking if they would date her son. After receiving multiple complaints from the mother’s picks, campus police issued an “incident advisory” that included a link to pictures of the woman so that she might be identified, according to the Baltimore Sun. University officials say the woman isn’t being sought for a criminal investigation, but they do want her activity to stop.
In Houston, Texas, a group of people looking for a place to hang out entered an abandoned house and found a big surprise. The Houston Chronicle reports animal rescue workers arrived to see a well-fed animal resting on a bed of hay inside a cage they said could be easily opened. Authorities say the animal weighs 350 pounds. Investigators have leads into who owned the tiger but say it may not be the person who owns the property. The tiger has been moved to an animal sanctuary.