An obit goes viral? That’s what happening on Sunday, March 17, as the daughter of a recently deceased man has decided to buck the trend of writing a resume for an obituary and instead, has given us a funny look at the life her father led up until his passing.
And now, the obituary is going viral.
While Harry Stamps died on last Saturday, his daughter Amanda Lewis has decided to remember him in a very unique way. Here’s a sample of the obituary she wrote for her father that’s bringing some joy to people’s Sunday morning:
“Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
“He had a life-long love affair with deviled eggs, Lane cakes, boiled peanuts, Vienna [Vi-e-na] sausages on saltines, his homemade canned fig preserves, pork chops, turnip greens, and buttermilk served in martini glasses garnished with cornbread.”
Amanda said she chose to write the obit in this tone because too often, she believes, people write a collection of accomplishments for the deceased. But in Amanda’s opinion, that really doesn’t capture “the spirit of the person. My dad had such a big spirit. He had such a big personality. And I didn’t think listing where he went to college and his résumé would do him justice.”
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