A man from Mississippi recently passed away, and his family may have written the best obituary ever.
It starts: "Harry Weathersby Stamps drank buttermilk from a martini glass garnished with cornbread."
Other memorable passages included: "Harry excelled at living within his means, outsmarting squirrels, never losing a game of competitive sickness, and reading any history book he could get his hands on."
"His signature every day look was all his: a plain pocketed T-shirt designed by the fashion house Fruit of the Loom, his black-label elastic waist shorts worn above the navel and sold exclusively at the Sam's on Highway 49, and a pair of old school Wallabees."
“Harry was locally sourcing his food years before chefs in California starting using cilantro and arugula (both of which he hated). For his signature bacon and tomato sandwich, he procured 100% all white Bunny Bread from Georgia, Blue Plate mayonnaise from New Orleans, Sauer’s black pepper from Virginia, home grown tomatoes from outside Oxford, and Tennessee’s Benton bacon from his bacon-of-the-month subscription. As a point of pride, he purported to remember every meal he had eaten in his 80 years of life.”
"Finally, the family asks that in honor of Harry that you write your Congressman and ask for the repeal of Day Light Saving Time. Harry wanted everyone to get back on the Lord's Time."
Mr. Stamps was a teacher of government and sociology at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jefferson Davis campus. Former students told the paper their professor was a member in a bacon-of-the-month club, referred to daylight saving time as “the devil’s time," and crowed like a rooster during phone calls with his grandchildren.
The local newspaper described the obituary as “perhaps the most entertaining, warm and enlightening obituary seen in years.”
Since the 80-year-old’s obituary was put to print, it has taken off across the Internet and appeared on thousands of Facebook pages.