‘One of my party guests snorted my mother’s ashes’

‘One of my party guests snorted my mother’s ashes’
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Repeat after me, class: I will not go to a party at someone else’ house and snort whatever particulate matter I can get my hands on. A guest at the home of 51-year-old Jacqui Tierney, of Dundalk, Scotland, did that, snorting the ashes of Tierney’s late mother, and now the guest is persona non grata.

According to STV News, Tierney had friends over for drinks. When she was out of the room briefly, one woman poured out the ashes from an urn in the living room and proceeded to inhale the soot-gray dust. The guest then fled.

An incredulous Tierney is quoted as asking the Evening Telegraph:

How could someone do something like this? It is beyond belief that this happened in my own home.

She just took the ashes from the top of my unit and started snorting them. My friend witnessed the whole thing and decided I should be told.

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. What would make someone do something like that?

My mum meant the world to me and, apart from anything else, how could someone do something so disrespectful?

It’s worse than jumping on someone’s grave. It’s so disrespectful to the memory of someone’s mum and gran and I can’t believe it happened.

Tierney added that she had planned to put some of the ashes “into a ring or necklace but now there is nothing left for me to do that with.”

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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