Best Obituary Ever - from our Local Paper

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And found the actual obit - it's great!

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sun...25#fbLoggedOut
  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    THAT is an obituary!

    Makes you feel like you knew the old codger.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Kay thanks so much for posting the links. That is absolutely one of the best obits I have ever read.

    Harry Stamps I salute you.

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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    LOL. I hate daylight savings time too!

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    What a gifted writer!

    And the Obituee sounds like a class act.

    wow. I feel bad and I never heard of him until now.

    RIP Harry Stamps!
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    • Profile picture of the author lcombs
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      What a gifted writer!

      And the Obituee sounds like a class act.

      wow. I feel bad and I never heard of him until now.

      RIP Harry Stamps!
      Ditto.
      I would have loved to spent a day with Harry sharing a few beverages of Harry's choice and listen to his stories.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Makes you feel like you knew the old codger.
        Exactly - left me thinking "gee, wish I'd met him" - and he lived fairly close. Opportunity missed.

        What a great idea, though, to talk about someone as they really were - warts and all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    That obituary was a wonderful read. Thanks for posting this
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      The women in his life were numerous. He particularly fancied smart women.
      Hey, I like him already. :rolleyes:

      Harry traveled extensively. He only stayed in the finest quality AAA-rated campgrounds...

      Harry took fashion cues from no one. His signature every day look was all his: a plain pocketed T-shirt designed by the fashion house Fruit of the Loom

      Ha! This is great. Thank you Kay.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jacob Padget
    I read the entire obituary. It seems to me that he was n eccentric who had earned the right to be so. It's a bit of a shame that the idiosyncracies took precedence over what he had done in his career and his altruistic work, but I suppose that is what one expects from an obituary.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      No, this is not what you expect from an obituary. You expect career details and accomplishments and "he served in the military from......."

      ...and you expect a dry list of descendants from the family tree.

      What you have here is a real person - full of opinions and activities and life - remembered in a way that celebrates his life rather than putting a period to his death.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jacob Padget
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        No, this is not what you expect from an obituary. You expect career details and accomplishments and "he served in the military from......."

        ...and you expect a dry list of descendants from the family tree.

        What you have here is a real person - full of opinions and activities and life - remembered in a way that celebrates his life rather than putting a period to his death.
        We expect different things.
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  • Profile picture of the author barefut
    I am happy that I had the sense to stop and read this post! Thanks for sharing. It is nice to know that the world was a better place because of Mr. Stamps.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Definitely a great read, and as others have said, it definitely made you relate to the guy. Heck, I take my daughters fishing, love camping (by the water), hate daylight savings time, and want to be remembered in similar fashion.

    Now I'm off to learn more about this 'bacon of the month club' as I'm down with eating some tasty pigs myself.

    May he R.I.P. and his character 'live-on' and be survived by through his children.
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