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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Last wishes

Every once in a while when I'm using Mike's computer, I click his bookmark for The Drudge Report. Today, when I clicked it, I found a story about a deceased Puerto Rican man whose family said it was his last wish to remain standing throughout his 3-day wake.

Which got me to thinking that there is no time like the present to make my wishes known.

1. Unlike Senor Angel Pantoja Medina, I DO NOT wish to remain standing. I'd like to think that if at no other time in my life, at least in death I will finally have a chance to get off my feet.

2. I DO want my family and friends to cry over my passing. I often hear people saying, "Oh, she wouldn't want us to be sad." Forget that -- I intend to look down from my pearly pedestal and definitely want to see tears flowing. A few wails going up would be nice, too.

3. No matter how much my husband tries to convince you that I want my casket to bear a "My Other Car is the Starship Enterprise" bumper sticker, DO NOT believe him. That's his last wish.

4. I DO want to be buried with a Scrabble board. You never know how much time I'll have to pass in purgatory.

That's all for now. The good Lord willing, I've got some time to think about it.


Mike Magan said...

Spooky picture, very funny. I promise to give you a great funeral, although you will probably outlast me!!

Sharon said...

Ha! Great post idea.
I love how you wrote wanting to be buried w/ Scrabble. I've told my sister that at my funeral, instead of having flowers laid on my casket, I want Hershey bars! The plain milk chocolate. Yum! :)

Anonymous said...

Are you even questioning whether or not there will be tears flowing? Did you forget who I am...I cry while watching "Tori & Dean"...I cry while watching the Olympics...hell, I even cry when I see someone crying. Obviously there are some things that we as sisters don't have in common!

But never the less -- there had be better be a lot of time before we have to go in search of the eternal scrabble board!

Vicki aka Diva Mom said...

I don't care if people cry at my funeral - but they best be praying my departed soul outta purgatory! Forget flowers, have some Masses said for me so I can make it to the pearly gates!

Head over to my blog - I've given you an award!

Lori said...

Great one Amy! I think you should also be buried with your laptop so you can keep on blogging!