In case you hadn't heard, the OBMA office was recently deemed custodians of a pretty peculiar package. The owner of the OB Suds Carwash at the corner of Bacon St. and Voltaire St. discovered that a box of human cremains had been left adjacent to one of the vaccuming stations. After waiting a period of time for the rightful 'owner' to realize their mistake and return to retrieve them, he decided to take matters into his own hands. The ashes were delivered to our office on Monday, October 22nd - we promptly posted about them on our social media to see if we could come up with any information that way.
Well, from that moment on, our office has been inundated with phone calls from helpful people all over the world.
A genealogist in San Jose, a historian from the local Kumeyaay tribe of Indians, investigative joirnalists from near and far - you name it - they've called us. It's been an interesting joirney to say the least, but you'll be happy to know, a relative of the deceased will be here to retrieve Uncle Henry shortly. We've enjoyed having him as a temporary mascot here in the office, and were happy to celebrate what would have been his 112th birthday with him on Oct. 30th.