Tuesday, August 02, 2005

I Wouldn't Be Buried in That Outfit

Pekin Nudist To Be Buried Clothed
82-Year-Old Spent Years Fighting To Garden Nude
Associated Press
August 2, 2005

PEKIN, IL. - Robert Norton spent four decades in and out of court over his habit of gardening in the nude, but he'll head into eternity wearing gray slacks and a matching shirt.

The 82-year-old Pekin nudist died yesterday and had planned to be buried in the buff after fighting 20 arrests that he argued violated his constitutional right to public nakedness. But his family says they'll lay the years of controversy to rest Thursday when Norton is buried fully clothed at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Theories abound over the retired railroad clerk's long history of public nudity arrests, including a time when a child saw him standing in just a straw hat and sandals in his front yard. Relatives say Norton suffered emotional problems after serving in World War Two. Prosecutors counter that he was just stubborn.

Source: http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_214123545.html


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