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He had it his way: Father's funeral stops at Burger King drive-thru
UK Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2013 | James Nye

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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: fastfood; liberty

1 posted on 01/28/2013 3:39:02 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark; Marcella
Good for him. It's lives fully enjoyed like this that make me smile, and remember that I need to live my life to the fullest. It's not like any of us make it out alive.

/johnny

2 posted on 01/28/2013 3:43:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

MY KINDA GUY!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 01/28/2013 3:46:38 PM PST by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I agree with you and I love his daughter’s comment: “His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.”


5 posted on 01/28/2013 3:50:29 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: iowamark
Doctors had told him that a healthy died would help him live longer.

Say, huh?

6 posted on 01/28/2013 3:53:11 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: iowamark

Damn...only 88? Just imagine how long he could have lived if he hadn’t eaten all those fatty burgers. (snicker)


7 posted on 01/28/2013 3:55:40 PM PST by driftless2
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To: iowamark

88 years old ...

SEE??? All of that junk food caught up with him, now didn’t it?


8 posted on 01/28/2013 3:56:31 PM PST by digger48
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To: iowamark

Was he Amish? ;-)


9 posted on 01/28/2013 3:57:17 PM PST by Average Al
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To: driftless2

89?


10 posted on 01/28/2013 4:11:29 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: iowamark

Yeah, who wound’nt want to go to ‘Weiner World on Memory Lane’


11 posted on 01/28/2013 4:28:01 PM PST by Whitebread
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To: Average Al
May Mr. Kime rest in peace.

World War II Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient


12 posted on 01/28/2013 4:44:44 PM PST by deport
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To: iowamark

ooooo wait til Bigfoot Mama hears about this =)


13 posted on 01/28/2013 4:45:09 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: iowamark

Piker. My grandfather made it to 96. Rode a motorcycle until 93. Bacon and eggs most mornings.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 4:50:34 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: deport

awwwwww.....thanks for posting that link.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 4:52:12 PM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: iowamark

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”.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 5:24:00 PM PST by cll (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me)
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To: driftless2

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.


17 posted on 01/28/2013 5:38:17 PM PST by wbill
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To: JRandomFreeper
Isn't it wonderful to be known for something? In this period of time, which society has no class, this is one more example. Then there are those that don't recognize tacky.

On the other hand, I have to admonish myself for wasting my time reading this.

18 posted on 01/28/2013 7:13:40 PM PST by Dave W
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To: Dave W
Well, Dave, some folks will see it as tacky, and some folks will see it as a life spent as the person living it wanted it spent, and the family honoring that.

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.

/johnny

19 posted on 01/28/2013 7:20:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: iowamark

He’s still going to catch hell from Grace when they meet up. :)


20 posted on 01/28/2013 7:57:39 PM PST by Daus
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To: Inyo-Mono

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.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 8:10:51 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Dave W; JRandomFreeper
On the other hand, I have to admonish myself for wasting my time reading this.

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?!?

22 posted on 01/28/2013 8:54:50 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto
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.

/johnny

23 posted on 01/28/2013 9:05:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 9:49:49 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970
G-d will call each of us home in His own good time, and not one second before.

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.

/johnny

25 posted on 01/28/2013 10:30:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I had salted, smoked pork, roasted potatoes, and kraut for supper tonight.

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

G'night FRiends

26 posted on 01/29/2013 12:29:28 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: iowamark

Great story!


27 posted on 01/29/2013 12:56:09 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: iowamark

RIP.


28 posted on 01/29/2013 7:06:09 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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