Skip to comments.He had it his way: Father's funeral stops at Burger King drive-thru
Posted on 01/28/2013 3:38:58 PM PST by iowamark
A Pennsylvania man with a life-long passion for fast food got a whopper of a funeral when his procession made one last visit to a drive-thru Burger King.
Marking 88-year-old David S. Kime Jr.'s love of the popular restaurant chain, family and friends picked up 40 Whopper Jr. burgers on the way to the cemetery - including one they buried with him.
Described by relatives as a man who 'lived by his own rules', his daughter, Linda Phiel said, 'His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.'
She added that since his wife, Grace, died 25-years-ago, her father did what he wanted and ate what he wanted...
'My mother kind of kept him in check,' Phiel said. 'When she died, for a while, he would eat with us. But he considered us health freaks because we ate things that were green, like broccoli.'
Kime had become borderline diabetic in later life and also had a pacemaker fitted. Doctors had told him that a healthy died would help him live longer.
'He would say, 'I won't live longer, it will just seem like it because I'll be more miserable faster,' Phiel said.
Despite Burger King being his favorite, Phiel said her father would eat almost any kind of fast-food.
He was not prejudiced," Phiel said. "He would go to any fast food place anyone invited him to."
He liked tacos, pizza, hamburgers, subs and hot dogs.
'He would take his Cadillac, which he loved, and drive up to Hanover and have a gut-buster,' Phiel said, referring to hot dogs.
'If it wasn't the kind of day to drive out to Hanover, he would drive out to Wiener World on Memory Lane.'
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MY KINDA GUY!!!!!!!!
I agree with you and I love his daughter’s comment: “His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.”
Damn...only 88? Just imagine how long he could have lived if he hadn’t eaten all those fatty burgers. (snicker)
88 years old ...
SEE??? All of that junk food caught up with him, now didn’t it?
Was he Amish? ;-)
Yeah, who wound’nt want to go to ‘Weiner World on Memory Lane’
ooooo wait til Bigfoot Mama hears about this =)
Piker. My grandfather made it to 96. Rode a motorcycle until 93. Bacon and eggs most mornings.
awwwwww.....thanks for posting that link.
We had a WWI vet here who lived to 104. At some point he was one of the oldest living WWI veterans around. On an interview he was asked what was his secret to such a long life and he replied, “I stopped smoking when I was 90”.
When my grandfather was in his 70s, his doc told him to give up Scotch. “It’s bad for your health.”, or somesuch, was the BS reasoning.
Grandpa’s response? He fired the doc. He enjoyed a scotch or two in the evening, right up until his passing at the ripe old age of 87.
On the other hand, I have to admonish myself for wasting my time reading this.
Sounds like you aren't happy with what you are doing if you 'wasted time' reading this thread.
God gave you one life. Do good with it, do well with it, and spread the joy of Christ.
You old prune.
He’s still going to catch hell from Grace when they meet up. :)
I say good for him, too. And good for his daughter who does eat healthy stuff like broccoli but wasn’t a nag to her dad.
Maybe it's just me but I would think that you would be far more concerned with yourself about spending the effort to respond to this than you would be to just reading it.
To each his own. That includes the subject matter of this thread. Personally, I love fresh vegetables! I also love Taco Supreme with fresh sour cream!!!
What say you Johnny, you young whippersnapper?!?
Oh... I've been known to cook and eat most anything I could catch or find.
I don't use possum grease anymore to fry eggs, though. Probably not healthy. I use bacon drippings now, like most folks.
After a long, hard winter... I'll be glad to see the greens come up in the yard. I had salted, smoked pork, roasted potatoes, and kraut for supper tonight.
I'm looking forward to some lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion on a toasted bun.
It's good to be regular.
I salute you, sir.
G-d will call each of us home in His own good time, and not one second before. When we say the blessings over the good things of this Earth given by Him for our nourishment, we have acknowledged His goodness that allows us to do our duty in His sight, and can do no more.
My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, which gives me notice that the Lord has called me up for yet another day to serve Him and to do His will.
Don't worry about that... worry about when He draws you close and says "Go figure it out".
Dec 8, 2009. They got mom out of the home to come hold my hand while I died.... Sheesh.
It ain't over until it's over.
Of course, figuring out what in the heck I'm still here for.... that's a noggin scratcher.
Sounds wonderful. The wife doesn't care much for kraut. I love it though. She made us a chicken pot pie. What a blessing that was! mmm..mmm..mmm