Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My obituary - sort of...


A few posts back I wrote a post titled Do you want your obituary to come true? and it spoke of an "exercise" that I was going to do which involved writing my own obituary. It took a lot of thinking to combine what I know about myself today and what I hope my obituary will read when I'm dead, but I thought since I brought it up I ought to share it with you.



Seattle, Washington - Mr. D.S. Weep, aged 78, of Seattle, formerly of New York, North Carolina and South Carolina died Thursday, May 18, 2029 with his wife at his side in Seattle General Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Weep will be calcinated and there will be no local services held however scattering of his calcinated remains will take place in various countries that he and Mrs. Weep visited during their retirement together.

Mr. Weep was born on September 12, 1958 in New York, a son of the late Jose and V.V. Weep and at the age of 16 met his future wife of 48 years, M.T. Bombom Weep. Six years later the two of them married. During their marriage they moved about the country finally retiring in Seattle. For the majority of his life he was a funeral director/embalmer/crematory operator/calcinator. Before retirement, he and his wife owned and operated the "Scatter me Here" bed and breakfast on Rocky Mount Ridge in Seattle which has now been passed to family members who still operate it. Mr. Weep was a member of the Tunnel to Truth Church where he assisted with their ministry; He was a lifetime member of the British Institute of Embalmers; a member of Cremation Association of North America; a member and past president of the National Funeral Directors Association; enjoyed travel and blogging; He gave everyone the benefit of the doubt and loved helping his fellow man. Mr. Weep helped many people through times of hardship over the years and will be especially remembered for his work which started the federal regulation of funeral costs. There were many who disapproved of his involvement but as he used to say "his eye was on the little guy". He will be remembered and missed.

Aside from his wife, survivors include his brother, Wizzard and wife Lillard; a sister, Nina and husband Twink; a niece Jesusa and husband Shea and their six children, Connie, Donnie, Lonnie, Maurice, Loquitia and Bozo; 3 nephews, Toletta and wife Spruce, Chard and wife Charo, Rugghew and wife Dolly Lou as well as many friends. Mrs. Weep begins her world cruise one month from today and will be scattering some of D.S. in every port she visits. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Weep requests that donations be deposited to the account "D.S. Cruise Fund" at any local Bank of America which will be used to offset the cost of the cruise; which is in memory of D.S. - Hey, can't hurt for trying right?


This started off very seriously and wound up being silly but the contents, the meat, is what I would like it to read. Now, this is the first post that I have written that was ficticious but there is a lot of this fiction which I would hope some day becomes reality - and of course, some that I hope remains fiction. Only time will tell.

6 comments:

MedStudentWife said...

Hey DS -

A dream is a dream is a dream... being silly just starts to verbalize thoughts that may gel and lead to something more concrete.

I love this blog. It is warm, witty & funny - yet I think you are saying what you want to say on different levels.

And way kwel... true ? You want to have a B&B ? Me too.

The Angry Barcode said...

Well, you can't be too serious. If it's too "good", you might becomes so obsessed with living up to your obituary that you forget to savor your life.

raving lunatic said...

ABC I think he is living up his life...hell yeah! When someone takes the time out to write his/her own obituary and ends up being more silly than serious then I would say the chap is living his life for sure!

Honestly I tried thinking abt mine after reading this post and all I could come up with

"Finally God had enough courage to confront John...Go John! Give it to Him!"

:D

Shay said...

talk about forcasting lols....it's a little too long for an orbituary for me. but wow, if that serves as something that will shape your goals years ahead of death, then i'll have to do up mine. cheers!

Jesusa? said...

Thanks for letting me read this. Personally, I think Jesusa is one hell of a niece - intelligent, thoughtful and more than willing to travel the globe to drop calcified remains. Though, she is not planning on having children least of all ones with rhyming names she is honored to be mentioned. However, I believe that naming children in that way breaks the poets' codices of which she has become quite familiar in her leisure time. Honestly, were this to be too serious I would not have believed it to be written by you but I must admit your written by you - I look forward to reading more.

Jesusa? said...

Oops typo in their what I was trying to say in the last sentence was -- but I must admit your written works are impressive....