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rackmup
08-14-2002, 06:22 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr>Frisbee pioneer dies
Ashes to be made into discs
August 13, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- "Steady" Ed Headrick, the California inventor who figured out a way to make the Frisbee fly fast and straight, has died at the age of 78. His family said his ashes will be made into Frisbees.

Headrick died in his sleep early Monday at his home in La Selva Beach, California, his son Ken told the Santa Cruz Sentinel Tuesday.

While no services are now planned, Headrick's ashes will be molded into a limited number of "memorial flying discs" which will be distributed to family and friends, and sold to help fund a future Frisbee/disc golf history and memorabilia museum, his son, Ken Headrick, said.<hr></blockquote>

Regards,

Ken

9 Ball Girl
08-14-2002, 09:06 AM
Yeah, I just heard the same thing on the news this morning. Pretty creative thinking by Ed Headrick. I don't know if I would want one of these "frisbees" though.

rackmup
08-15-2002, 06:21 AM
Really...what happens if you leave it out in the sun or in the trunk of a hot automobile? Will it begin to smell? Will "Cadaver Dogs" be the only canines that chase it? When you discard it, must it be buried or a special service held? Will people in the park say "Hey! There goes old man Headrick!" as a Frisbee sails by?

Too much weird stuff in the world today.

Regards,

Ken

9 Ball Girl
08-15-2002, 09:16 AM
Rackmup, you never fail to get a good laugh out of me! /ccboard/images/icons/laugh.gif