Friday, August 19, 2011

Brazilian Sleeps In Coffin to Honor His Friend

Every Friday night for 23 years, Zeli Rossi has traded his bed in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais for a coffin.

Rossi tells the G1 news website that his weekly sleeping habit became public last month when his 14-year-old grandson wrote a story about him for his school’s newspaper.Rossi says he sleeps in the coffin to honor a deceased friend.

Rossi’s friend bought him a coffin when he mistakenly thought Rossi had died in a 1983 car crash.When the friend died in 1988, Rossi started sleeping in the coffin to honor his memory.He also kept his promise to buy the dead friend a “brand new” casket.

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