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Old 09-07-12, 04:54 PM   #1
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The most common six words in obituaries?

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"He is survived by his wife"

Average female lives 7 years longer than males.

Food for thought for your own planning?

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Old 09-07-12, 05:16 PM   #2
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That's why I make her do all the heavy lifting.
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Old 09-07-12, 05:20 PM   #3
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That's why you marry someone older!
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Old 09-07-12, 05:23 PM   #4
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A really good reason to get her a better bike than you own?
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Old 09-07-12, 05:34 PM   #5
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That's the great thing about divorce. You both get out of the marriage alive.
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Old 09-07-12, 05:39 PM   #6
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That's the great thing about divorce. You both get out of the marriage alive.
More or less.
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I will probably go first since I am 9 years older but I want my 6 words to be:
He died doing what he loved.
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Old 09-07-12, 05:49 PM   #8
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convenient that I married a woman 7 years my elder.
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Old 09-07-12, 05:54 PM   #9
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Old 09-07-12, 06:25 PM   #11
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Truth, Miss Kenton

The last two of three classmates deaths I know of were:

1. Falling off a roof while working on a ham antenna

2. Turned over in a kayak and drowned - no previous experience, inadvertently ventured into rapid water, no training in righting, loose life preserver.

The 3rd was cancer.

I am at the point where I am sort of keeping score. !!!

Sadly, the scoreboard is changing far too rapidly.

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Old 09-07-12, 06:34 PM   #12
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My 102 year old great grandmother would have said, "That really is too stupid to live."
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My favorite is from a Tomstone in Tombstone (?)....."Here lies Les Moore. Five shots from a .44. No less. No more." (Or something like that.)
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Denver,
I don't know if you ever saw Alan King do his routine on that phrase but it is classic! Here is a link to YouTube of him reprising the bit in the eighties. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PypsMk_0QxY

The bit is far older than that though.
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I don't know if you ever saw Alan King do his routine on that phrase but it is classic! Here is a link to YouTube of him reprising the bit in the eighties. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PypsMk_0QxY

The bit is far older than that though.
Funny, funny routine.
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My favorite is from a Tomstone in Tombstone (?)....."Here lies Les Moore. Five shots from a .44. No less. No more." (Or something like that.)
It certainly a line from a Johnny Cash song(although he says "4 shots...". Ballad From Boot Hill
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Yes that is an epitaph on a grave marker in Boothill Cemetery in Tombstone, AZ.
However, there a few other funny ones.
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Here lies Lester Moor, Four shots from a 44, No Less No More
My mother has survived her husband by 30 years
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Denver,
I don't know if you ever saw Alan King do his routine on that phrase but it is classic! Here is a link to YouTube of him reprising the bit in the eighties. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PypsMk_0QxY

The bit is far older than that though.
Very funny!!
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I have picked my desmise. Justifiable shot by a teenage husband when caught in bed with his wife at the age of 102. And that would happen after an enjoyable ride over to her house.
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I would rather not survive my wife, children, grandchildren, etc.

Of course, that doesn't mean I'm ready to go just yet.
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That was me, standing on the kitchen counter during dinner preparation for guests tonight. The counter is very stable, the ladder was in the garage, the dog ate my homework, etc.
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dunno 'bout 5 but here's 2: leaves behind
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