You Have to Check Out This Guy’s Obituary
Yes, this person’s tombstone wittily says it all, at least for those who don’t believe in an afterlife (and I love it).
But the real story is a man who wrote his own obituary and did it with humor and lightheartedness.
According to usatoday.com, a Delaware man, Walter George Bruhl Jr., died Sunday at the age of 80, and his family discovered he had written his own obituary.
The obit opens with, “Walter George Bruhl Jr. of Newark and Dewey Beach DE is a dead person, he is no more, he is bereft of life, he is deceased, he has wrung down the curtain and gone to join the choir invisible, he has expired and gone to meet his maker,” referencing a Monty Python sketch.
Referencing Monty Python alone makes me really wish I knew this guy.
Another reason I love this guy?
He was married for 57 years to his wife, Helene, who he said could now purchase the mink coat he had refused her “because he believed only minks should wear mink,” according to the obit.
One of the best lines in the obituary:
“There will be no viewing since his wife refuses to honor his request to have him standing in the corner of the room with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand so he would appear natural to visitors.”
This man didn’t just have a sense of humor, he also had a good heart:
“Instead of flowers, Walt would hope that you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for some poor unfortunate soul in his name.”
Read the entire obituary at capegazette.com.
My favorite eulogy (video below), which I suspect George might have loved, too, is John Cleese talking about the dear departed Graham Chapman, in the only way another member of Monty Python could possibly properly pay homage to a deceased Pythonite.
No doubt Graham heartily approved.