When a person dies their obituary usually mentions a few significant events in the person’s life….
My wife brought to my attention an obituary in this evening’s paper. A portion of this obituary read:
He liked to smoke; especially cigars and never forgave the State of Washington for making him a pariah – forced to retreat to his car after banished from everywhere else, including his favorite bar. He liked to drink in moderation. He liked the taste and how it made him feel. He liked to eat whatever he enjoyed without being made to feel guilty by self appointed health zealots. He loved to travel by car. He loved the freedom of the open road – as long as he was driving an American car, preferably made by Chrysler.
Above all he loved his family – his lovely wife of 53 years, his three sons, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In short, he loved life and just wanted to live it and leave it in his own fashion. In this he pretty well succeeded. What more could you ask for in life?