My wife and I are at the age that we have started to read the obituaries every so often. Not so much for folks our age that have passed away (though there are a few) but friends of older siblings, parents, etc. instead. I have also noted with interest several unconventional obituaries in the past, mostly related to families that had well, multiple families or spouses. I regret not clipping some of the more outrageous ones as they are truly article material. But today, my wife spotted this obituary on page B7 of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and frankly, it brought a smile to our faces… it reads, in part:
“Jundy was called by the Executive Chef to the big buffet in the sky to feast with HIM and his brother, Jody, in eternity. He will be sorely missed by his wife… parents… and sister…”
Bravo to the family of Jundy, who I don’t know from Adam, for having such a sense of lightness and of respect for the wishes of their dearly departed. I will say a prayer and I hope that many others do as well, as a Chef in Heaven with unlimited produce, foie, caviar, really good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, champagne, etc. and presumably no ill effects on our fragile bodies…is a dream come true. Life is fleeting…go through it with at least a sense of humour!
I am still vascillating what my own obituary might read… but a simple “Fed Up” might do… heehee, get the pun?