#1
Old 04-30-2009, 06:51 PM
Guest
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1
Peabody's Tomb

I have been living in Montana for the last 35 years, but
growing up in Chicago in the 60's I remember the Legend of Peabody's
Tomb. If I remember right: Peabody, the same guy from the John Prine
song, had donated his estate to a Monastic Order. The legend was that
he was preserved in a glass coffin in some hallway (according to someone
who had seen it and told someone, who told someone...) somewhere in the
Western suburbs and if the Monks caught you on the place they would
shave your head or worse. All kinds of tales were told of being chased
by monks by teenage drunks and liars. Is there any truth to this, I
just remembered the whole thing these many years later.
Gary, East Helena, MT
#2
Old 04-30-2009, 07:19 PM
Member
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,529
And here I thought Sherman was in mourning....


I'm clueless. What guy from a John Prine song?
#3
Old 04-30-2009, 09:27 PM
Guest
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 230
Mr. Peabody's coal train.

It refers to open pit mining in West Virginia, I think.
#4
Old 04-30-2009, 09:28 PM
Graphite is a great
Moderator
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 25,526
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalMeacham View Post
And here I thought Sherman was in mourning....


I'm clueless. What guy from a John Prine song?
Mr. Peabody's coal train done hauled it away."
#5
Old 04-30-2009, 09:48 PM
SD Curator of Critters
Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Panama
Posts: 37,291
That would presumably be Francis_S._Peabody, founder of the Peabody Coal Company, now Peabody Energy.

From the Wiki link:

Quote:
He constructed the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Only a year after Mayslake Hall was completed, Francis Peabody died of a heart attack during a fox hunt on his property. It is said that he was buried near the lake, and a chapel was built on the site where he had died.[5]
This site has a bit more on the Legend of Peabody's Tomb:

Quote:
After having a heart attack while fox hunting Francis Stuyvesant Peabody was buried on the grounds of Mayslake in Oak Brook. Her [sic] widow built a small chapel over the site of his grave. Local teens started a legend that it was Peabody's tomb and that it was haunted. They legend said he was buried in a suspended glass box filled with oil to prevent decomposition. Because of repeated vandalism, the little Portiuncula Chapel almoast was torn down. It was saved by the forest preserve district during conservation and restoration efforts at Mayslake. Mayslake is located on Rt83 and 31st street in Oak Brook.
More here, indicating that the property was purchased by Franciscan monks in 1924.
#6
Old 04-30-2009, 09:51 PM
Member
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: A better place to be
Posts: 26,718
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalMeacham View Post
And here I thought Sherman was in mourning....


I'm clueless. What guy from a John Prine song?
"War is hell! Just look qhat happened to poor Mr. Peabody!"

Maddened by the loss of his erudite canine friend, Sherman used the Wayback Machine one final time, before donating it to the Internet Archive. Going back 40 years, he set up shop in an abandoned farmhouse outside Frostbite Falls, MN. In the attic, he found a nest where a family of flying squirrels had abandoned their offspring, one of which survived. And from the nearby deep woods he was able to trap a Cervus alces fawn. Using the bioengineering techniques Peabody had taught him, he modified their DNA. As they grew to adulthood, he moved to the western suburbs of Chicago, bought a mansion, and dedicated his life to a monastic regimen, leading to the legend of Peabody's House.

Some parts of the above may not be true.
#7
Old 04-30-2009, 09:55 PM
SD Curator of Critters
Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Panama
Posts: 37,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalMeacham View Post
I'm clueless. What guy from a John Prine song?
Paradise


And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away


Paradise, Kentucky, was a real place, but it was destroyed by being flooded by a dam, not because it was strip mined.

Last edited by Colibri; 04-30-2009 at 10:00 PM.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 AM.

Copyright © 2017
Best Topics: flonase addiction tequila chasers ricola commercial tanning gay shit smear synonyms for lame dope usernames biting beetles hentai and guerito meaning brenda and cobina two lane freeway mr pibb discontinued boombox antenna rhotacism cure greenies amphetamines pronounce koch uncle enzo shingles message board roller rink songs doan's pills reviews rib meat means plumbing stack leak sudden stutter create a pornstar chocolate laxative prank cheers opening photos fucking in resturant condensed game mlb newark airport code painless suicide reddit the israelites song kit gloves definition replace tail light cover cost how to make a stink bomb with household items how to find my comments on yahoo how to train a 5 week old puppy untaxed out-of-state purchases blow up pictures online free swiss army watch battery how to sedate a cat at home christmas song canon in d how to remove old shoe polish shit bitch you is fine drinking mouthwash to get drunk where does my belly button go is podiatry a good field flea market flip buyers fake d&d lead is the godfather supposed to have subtitles light bulb keeps going out bottles containing old aspirin tablets often smell of vinegar at&t mcafee sweet oil vs olive oil what kind of hat does mario wear s and h green stamps naval jelly on chrome will i grow taller at 18 how old are you in the 2nd grade map of casinos in usa songs recorded in one take does dry pasta go bad hershey lodge vs hotel hershey can you move sim cards between phones what is white wine vinegar routing with a dremel