May he rest in peace
You might have missed the story this week out of Cincinnati about the final wishes of Fredric J. Baur.
Baur wasn't a household name, but one of his inventions has wound up in any number of households - and now it also has become his final resting place.
Baur designed the tubular container that holds Pringles, the curved, stacking potato chips produced by Procter & Gamble.The 89-year-old former organic chemist specialized in research and development and quality control for P&G. He was awarded a patent for the tube in 1970.
Baur died May 4 at age 89, and he was so proud of his design, he asked that his remains be buried in a Pringles can.
Baur's children honored the request, placing part of his cremated remains in a Pringles container in his grave. The rest of his remains were placed in an urn buried along with the can, with some placed in another urn and given to a grandson.
Far be it from us to criticize the burial wishes of anyone, but we do have one question: Was the container Original or Barbecue?