At least he’s got a sense of humor

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FOR years, curiosity seekers visiting the Fort Worth, Texas, grave of Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald have wondered about the simple headstone next door, marked Nick Beef.

It turns out Nick Beef is alive and living in New York.

The New York Times reports that the 56-year-old man who uses that name purchased the cemetery plot next to Oswald’s in 1975 and had the granite marker placed there in 1997.

Beef, born Patric Abedin, now lives in Manhattan and calls himself a nonperforming performance artist….

When he was 18, Beef read that the burial plot next to Oswald’s was available. He bought it for $US175.00 ($19) down and 16 monthly payments of $US10.

Beef said he has often asked himself why he wanted it. “It meant something to me in life,” is the only answer he can come up with….

He told the Times that during his stay, he visited his burial plot and decided to buy a gravestone with the exact dimensions as Oswald’s.

He told the cemetery official to inscribe it Nick Beef.

He has no plans to ever be buried there. He said he would prefer to be cremated.

 

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Steve Cuss

    What a strange world we live in! The article answered the questions of many and then created many more…

  • Tom Tree

    Strange connection. Gravestone by gravestone?


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