Grandpa?s In the Tuff Shed


| March 31, 2003

In 1993 Bredo Morstel, his daughter Aud, grandson Trygve, and family friend Al Cooper moved from their native Norway to Nederland, Colorado, a tiny mountain town near Boulder. Never mind that Bredo died in 1989 and both he and Al were cryogenically frozen?all lived happily in their D.I.Y. bomb-and-fire-proof fortress until Trygve was deported and Aud was evicted. Learning of Bredo?s existence, an emergency town meeting was called, resulting in an ordinance prohibiting ?the whole or any part of the person, body or carcass of a human being, animal or other biological species which is not alive on one?s property.? Although the legislation didn?t affect Bredo, who was ?grandfathered in,? hundreds of turkeys and freezer-dwelling carcasses were disenfranchised. The saga resulted in an unorthodox resolution that inspired an annual ?Frozen Dead Guy Days? celebration?complete with Coffin Races and a look-alike contest, a comical Telluride Film Festival documentary, and a hysterical website.
?Erin Ferdinand

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