SUV broken into, Mother's ashes stolen; Bourne BMW vs box truck

Hyannis daughter grieves for her mom's ashes which were in her car
Neighbor wants to help get them back to her

Daughter answers critics

I am the "daughter" of the mother whose ashes were stolen out of her car. First of all, the reason I chose to keep my mom's ashes in my car was so we could be together.
   I spend a great deal of time in my car and gave me a chance to talk to her... just spend some time with her. When she passed I wasn't ready to say good bye to her. My mom had a difficult life, she never owned a car.
   We grew up in the city ...thank God for public transportation. Over the years my mom and I went through long periods when we didn't see talk to each other. In October of 2006 my mother was diagonised with cancer and was given 2 weeks to live. At this point she asked me to be her health care proxy. I moved her to the Cape, from Boston so my husband and I could take care of her.
   While caring for my mother the Lord filled my heart with strength, patience, forgiveness and love. Finally, we had a relationship that we both had always wanted.
   Unfortunately time was not on our side. So,you see I miss my mom. I wasn't ready to let her go. We had just started.

HYANNIS - "M" lives in Hyannis and recently lost her mother who never owned or drove an automobile.

But her mother loved to go driving with her daughter, so when her mom died and was cremated, she placed the ashes in a jar wrapped in a velvet sack, and stored it in her SUV's glove compartment.

Last night a thief broken into the SUV and took everything out of it including the velvet bag, perhaps assuming it contained jewelry.

All it contained was mom's remains.

"M" hasn't reported the theft to the Barnstable Police because nothing of value was stolen, and she's afraid of getting  crank calls if we publicized her name, so we have another solution.

Her next door neighbor, television producer and musician David Rojay who blogs on cc2day and publishes his novels here, has offered to screen calls for "M".

So if anyone knows the present whereabouts of that velvet bag with mom's ashes, please email David at [email protected].

Bourne head-on collision sends two to hospital with injuries


   Bourne emergency workers tend to one of the people injured during a head-on collision Friday.

BOURNE - Around 2:15 p.m. Friday afternoon a head-on collision occurred at the intersection of Barlows Landing Road and MacArthur Boulevard in Pocasset.  The crash involved a BMW sedan and a commercial box truck.

The two individuals injured in the crash were transported to Falmouth Hospital by Bourne firefighters for the treatment meant of reportedly minor injuries.

Photos by David G. Curran.

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