My jumping off place for my original post was an article "recommended for you" by The New York Times. I can tell that my taste in articles is totally uncool because the "recommended for you" list never matches up with the "most emailed" list. The New York Times article-recommending algorithm has me pegged as a hypochondriac with some secondary interests in weight loss and obituaries. And, sadly, it might be right because, guys, I just read the best obituary and it was totally not even recommended by The Times!
Harry Stamps passed away on March 9th at the age of 80. His daughter, Amanda Lewis wrote this obituary for her father. Here it is, reprinted without permission:
Isn't it awesome? Also, I learned some things from Harry's obituary: there are democrats in Mississippi, cornbread can be a garnish, there is a bacon-of-the-month subscription, and people have theme funerals. These are listed in reverse order of my degree of surprise in learning these facts. Remember the scene in Tom Sawyer when he heard everyone eulogizing him at his fake funeral? Well, I hope that Harry got to hear how his daughter remembered him.
Sorry again for the technical problems with the post. I promise to come up with some original material later this week!