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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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One of my co-workers father in law passed away last weekend. Knowing he'd eventually go (long bout with cancer & numerous side effects of the treatments), he penned his own obit.

I thought everyone could benefit by reading it!
http://www.legacy.com/WinstonSalem/D...sonId=86208870
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That was great... I'm stealing it!


Michael Royal Holcomb [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yourock.gif[/img]

I want CJDave to write my Eulogy.
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Wow. I had a neighbor once who several years after moving into town wrote a letter describing moving into town and expressing her thanks to the community for allowing her the privilege of living there. She unknowingly wrote her own obituary many years before her death.

At close to the time, I Went to another elderly friends funeral. Brother Jack's son did the eulogy and started if off with, "I am the luckiest man alive today." He went on to explain this statement. To make a long story short, among other things, he was the luckiest man alive today to have a father like he had.

Some valuable lessons there.
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Thats awesome Dave. It's real food for thought for my future. I hate to read the stuffy canned ones you see in the paper that don't reflect any real light of a person's life. Without knowing him, I think that did. I want one like that too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/applause.gif[/img]
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[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I would count it a priviledge to write your obit, LEVE. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] When the tiny pin***** that is our mortal life on this planet is over, and we step into the "real" life that is eternity, each of us had better be able to answer these three questions: (1) Who did you love? (2) Who loved you? and (3) What did you DO with what I gave you? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] When I look around and see how lives are spent, I can see some that would be easy to defend under cross-examination and some that would definitely be a little tougher. Not long ago, Jeepchick and I were talking about writing our own obits. It's a good idea. After all, who knows you better than you? That obit was a great story of someone's life. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Beautiful.

It is amazing how much being strong in your Faith affects your outlook on death.
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What a wonderful man. I hope, when my time comes, someone will think half of me what that man thought of everyone around him.

Very cool obit (if there is such a thing).
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