Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Delaware Grandpa Wrote His Own Obituary And Itís Hilarious
New York Daily News ^ | 3/13/14 | Carol Kuruvilla

Posted on 03/13/2014 6:20:34 PM PDT by Lmo56

Walter George Bruhl Jr.’s ‘spirit was released from his worn-out shell of a body,’ which means his wife can finally buy that mink coat. The Delaware grandpa's self-written obituary has gone viral after his grandson posted it to Reddit.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: obituary
I'm surprised that he didn't ask to be buried with a Henway ...
1 posted on 03/13/2014 6:20:34 PM PDT by Lmo56
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

Judging by the opening of his obit, I suspect Mr. Bruhl was a bit of a Monty Python fan. And he was clearly at peace with the notion of his own mortality.

I shall raise a double bourbon to him tonight.


2 posted on 03/13/2014 6:25:02 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56
What’s a Grecian Urn? Oh, about 200 drachmas a week.

LOL
3 posted on 03/13/2014 6:25:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

I think safe to say Grandpa is Monty Python fan LOL!


4 posted on 03/13/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56
And then there's this.

Instead of flowers, Walt would hope that you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for some poor unfortunate soul in his name.
5 posted on 03/13/2014 6:30:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

Obituary:

...There will be no viewing since his wife refuses to honor his request to have him standing in the corner with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand so that he would appear natural to visitors...


6 posted on 03/13/2014 6:42:14 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

I just can’t find the humor. He seems like an unselfish and nice man. I hope he knew the Lord as his Savior. He definitely had the love of his family.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 6:53:36 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

A fine opus!


8 posted on 03/13/2014 6:54:35 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56; Gamecock
There will be no viewing since his wife refuses to honor his request to have him standing in the corner of the room with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand so that he would appear natural to viewers.

Honestly, I want to go out like this guy did.

9 posted on 03/13/2014 6:55:35 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

Great. My kids have told me I should write my own. Not figuring on exiting the earthly plane anytime soon, but it might be a fun exercise...

Sounds like grandfather was a hoot. Prayers up for him and the family.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 6:56:23 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
What’s a Grecian Urn? Oh, about 200 drachmas a week.

LOL

I was hoping someone wolud bite on my Henway by replying:

"What's a Henway"

To which I would reply:

"About 2 lbs."

11 posted on 03/13/2014 6:58:54 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

pretty sure I never had a beer with him at Dewey. my loss.

going out with a sense if humor and appreciation for those he’s met along the way.

well played sir. well played.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 7:04:38 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Maudeen

Not funny. Not hilarious. Stupid. Guy was probably never taken seriously by anyone.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 7:07:27 PM PDT by KingLudd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56
He was from NewARK, De. and Dewey beach, De. Not NewERK, NJ. Anyway, God bless you Walter. May God rest your soul.
14 posted on 03/13/2014 7:12:57 PM PDT by deweyfrank
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KingLudd

Lighten up there King. Guess you wouldn’t get the Dewey thing. It really is “A Way of Life”.


15 posted on 03/13/2014 7:22:17 PM PDT by deweyfrank
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

I would like to run my own funeral service via a DVD presentation. It would save my darling wife (or family) from having to organize anything and I would get to say what I want at my own send off. Firstly I would want to tell everyone that they need to know God but also I would want my own sense of humor to come over and the music that I love played - some Christian but also my wedding song and songs that remind me of my kids!


16 posted on 03/13/2014 7:34:40 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KingLudd

KingLuddite...am I almost right? .....lighten up, Francis!


17 posted on 03/13/2014 7:46:07 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56
In Tombstone, Arizona, in the Boot Hill cemetery there is one "famous tombstone" and it reads:

Here lies Les More,
Dead from the shot of a .44.
No les, no more.

18 posted on 03/13/2014 8:15:19 PM PDT by cloudmountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SgtBob

i plan on having the long version of INAGADDADAVIDA played at my memorial.


19 posted on 03/13/2014 8:31:10 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: bravo whiskey

......I guess I can say....THAT ROCKS!!!!


20 posted on 03/13/2014 8:40:10 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Lmo56

what’s a henway?


21 posted on 03/13/2014 8:50:22 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PubliusMM

Mines gonna be simple:

Get back to what you were doing and try to have a little fun in life.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 8:53:02 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: bravo whiskey
In the Garden of Eden was the original title. Love the story.

After reading this thread, I think I'll change my obit to something better.

23 posted on 03/13/2014 8:53:33 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Mr. K
what’s a henway?

About 2 lbs. See my post #11.

24 posted on 03/13/2014 9:32:35 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson