Maybe you read Eulogy for James, about our neighbor who died in his bed, where his body remained for weeks, rotting during a wet spring. The story did not stop there. After his body was removed, his house, a hoarder’s hellhole, and his car, a brand new Cadillac, were left behind, watched over by his plastic yard statuary, a Buddha and Madonna. As the weather warmed his windows steamed and filled with flies. The smell of death hovered through out the neighborhood. The city posted a yellow violation notice on his door, stating it was an unfit dwelling and a health code violation. Neighbors speculated and hoped it would soon be torn down.