Friday, December 28, 2007

Dead Man Posting

A man from Oregon USA sent out 34 Christmas cards to his friends, the only thing is that he died in October of this year.

88 year old Chet Fitch who was known for his sense of humour and a rabbit shaped birthmark on his left buttock sent hand written Christmas cards with the return address of "Heaven."

The greeting read: "I asked Big Guy if I could sneak back and send some cards. At first he said no; but at my insistence he finally said, 'Oh well, what the heaven, go ahead but don't (tarry) there.' Wish I could tell you about things here but words cannot explain.

"Better get back as Big Guy said he stretched a point to let me in the first time, so I had better not press my luck. I'll probably be seeing you (some sooner than you think). Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Chet Fitch"

Debbie Hansen Bernard a friend of 25 years said, "All I could think was, 'You little stinker.'"
"It was amazing," she said. "Just so Chet, always wanting to get the last laugh."

Debbie went to Fitch's grave to get her own back and had Fitch's body secretly dug up and turned into wind chimes and a bird feeder in her garden. " Chet always used to complain about the birds pooping on his car now I got the last laugh."

The mailing joke was worked on for two decades with his barber, Patty Dean, 57.
She told OBB News this week that he kept updating the mailing list and giving her extra money when postal rates went up which seemed like every month . This fall, she said, Fitch looked up to her from the chair.

"You must be getting tired of waiting to mail those cards," he told her. "I think you'll probably be able to mail them this year."

He then went around his friends borrowing money, he died a week later, happily they managed to save the baby.

Dean is a bit of a joker herself and had been giving Fitch bad haircuts for the last 20 years on purpose, she is also still claiming Fitch's army pension as a joke too.

1 comment:

Kara said...

We Oregonians have to do SOMETHING to fill the rainy days to avoid going outside and accidentally drowning.