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North Carolina man will spend all of eternity in a Duke's Mayonnaise jar
upi ^ | April 4, 2014 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 04/04/2014 5:47:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono

BESSEMER CITY, N.C., A North Carolina man who never says “hold the mayo” will be held for all eternity in a Duke’s Mayonnaise jar when he dies.

Larry Clinton of Bessemer City has been searching for a suitable resting place for his cremated remains for over 20 years.

Thanks to his daughter, the 67-year-old now has a custom-made Duke's jar that has a label bearing his name.

Clinton’s daughter, Teresa Clinton-Edge, sent a letter the parent company of Duke’s to request a jar for her father’s remains.

“She sent a very nice letter saying her father had always loved Duke’s Mayo and included a funny story about her father being at a funeral and telling his wife ‘I’d like to get buried in a jar,’” C.F. Sauer executive vice president Mark Sauer told ABC News.

To Clinton-Edge’s surprise, the company was happy to oblige.

“They were custom all the way,” said Sauer. “We took the basis of the label and with the swirl on the bottom and put his name in there. His daughter said he was just delighted. I know it sounds -- well I don’t know how it sounds -- but you almost have to do this. It’s somebody’s last wish so it takes a couple of days and a few bucks from us.”

Clinton is happy to have the jar -- but he’s hoping he won’t have to use it anytime soon.

“My father eats Duke’s Mayonnaise on everything: peaches, pears, baloney sandwiches, banana sandwiches,” Clinton-Edge said. “He says he cannot remember a time that Duke’s wasn’t a part of his family and the food. I’m 43 and that’s the only mayo we’ve ever eaten.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: dukes; dukesmayonnaise; mayonnaise; northcarolina
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1 posted on 04/04/2014 5:47:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 04/04/2014 5:50:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Peaches. PEACHES!?!?!


3 posted on 04/04/2014 5:52:02 PM PDT by DManA
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To: JoeProBono

This is what happens when a society is a smoothly functioning machine. When government is competent and responsible and all the little girls and boys are happy, there is really nothing else to write about except mayonnaise.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 5:53:00 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: JoeProBono

MIRACLE Whip beats the LL’s out of Hellmann’s


5 posted on 04/04/2014 5:53:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: ClearCase_guy


6 posted on 04/04/2014 5:54:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: bigheadfred


7 posted on 04/04/2014 5:57:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes. Thank Alluh we have such wonderful political leadership !


8 posted on 04/04/2014 5:58:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: DManA

Bananas??


9 posted on 04/04/2014 5:59:45 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: DManA

A Mayonaise jar? Heck, My Father’s ashes are in
a Craftsman toolbox.Really! The container fit perfectly.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 6:00:37 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve never heard of it.
With all that mayo, is he dying of heart disease?


11 posted on 04/04/2014 6:00:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bigheadfred

Miracle Whip sucks eggs.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 6:03:24 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: JoeProBono

I had to look that up. Cool story.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 6:03:55 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: nuconvert


14 posted on 04/04/2014 6:04:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: gigster

My mom and dad are in fancy coffins in concrete vaults underground.

I kinda like your dad’s choice.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 6:05:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: JoeProBono

yuk,yuk


16 posted on 04/04/2014 6:10:28 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, he has one corporate sponsor for his death. Maybe Piedmont Natural Gas will be the sponsor for the cremation.

Then this wife can do like a eulogy like a NASCAR winner after a race:

“It was tough time but I wanna thank Dukes for their outstanding jar support; we couldn’t have done it without Piedmont Natural Gas. And those Goodyear radials really made us fee safe driving over here”.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 6:10:32 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: JoeProBono

Hellmann’s, baby, Hellmann’s.


18 posted on 04/04/2014 6:10:42 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

Miracle whip is just nasty.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 6:12:48 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: JoeProBono

My favorite is Best Foods or Hellman’s but Duke’s is pretty close.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 6:14:01 PM PDT by tiki
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To: bigheadfred
MIRACLE Whip beats the LL’s out of Hellmann’s

I keep both at all times. Each has a specific purpose and I use 1 part each for one of my potato salad recipes.

My mom always used just Miracle Whip and it does have more of a tangy sweet taste.

But I searched for years for this certain tuna salad recipe and found the secret (to me) ingredient was Hellman's. That's my fav; for special put on big flaky, fluffy croissants (the store sells them; I would not want to mess with making them).

21 posted on 04/04/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: humblegunner; Lazamataz

Gay Couple Frees Coyote From Giant Mayonnaise Jar

http://www.advocate.com/news/daily-news/2011/08/01/gay-couple-frees-coyote-giant-mayonnaise-jar


22 posted on 04/04/2014 6:15:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: tiki

Best Foods and Hellmann’s are the same thing. It’s known as Best “west of the Rockies” (according to the Hellmann’s label).


23 posted on 04/04/2014 6:16:37 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Mmogamer
Miracle whip is just nasty.

Here's the recipe: Dump some brand X mayo into a bowl. Add a cup of sugar. Stir til sickening.

24 posted on 04/04/2014 6:17:27 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: bigheadfred
Miracle Whip isn't mayo. It's sandwich spread. Whatever that is. Me? I'm a Hellmann’s man all the way!
25 posted on 04/04/2014 6:19:29 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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26 posted on 04/04/2014 6:22:05 PM PDT by henbane
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To: Mmogamer
"Miracle whip is just nasty."

Mayonnaise in general, is just nasty. Gimme horseradish any day.

27 posted on 04/04/2014 6:23:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: bigheadfred

“MIRACLE Whip beats the LL’s out of Hellmann’s”

Miracle Whip has a lot more seasonings than any mayonnaise. It brightens up so many foods.


28 posted on 04/04/2014 6:25:42 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Joe 6-pack


29 posted on 04/04/2014 6:26:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

LOLOLOL.


30 posted on 04/04/2014 6:27:11 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Mmogamer
That's OK ...
31 posted on 04/04/2014 6:29:07 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: henbane
I see your quart and raise you an additional 15 qts.


32 posted on 04/04/2014 6:30:51 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Mathews
Miracle Whip isn't mayo. It's sandwich spread. Whatever that is.

Miracle Whip isn't "sandwich spread", it's "salad dressing". It's all a matter of "standards of identity", as governed by the FDA.

"Mayonnaise" has over 50% oil content by weight, "salad dressing" less than 50%. Otherwise the ingredients are pretty much identical, with starch making up the difference.

33 posted on 04/04/2014 6:31:00 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: henbane


34 posted on 04/04/2014 6:31:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: tiki

Believe it or not Walmart Great Value-brand real mayonnaise is my favorite. Try it. It’s great! And it’s cheaper than the rest.


35 posted on 04/04/2014 6:33:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: JoeProBono

Isn’t horseradish sauce merely mayonnaise with a dash of horseradish?


36 posted on 04/04/2014 6:35:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: okie01

certs is a candy mint


37 posted on 04/04/2014 6:36:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: nuconvert

I wonder if he died at The Mayo Clinic?


38 posted on 04/04/2014 6:38:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mathews; Mmogamer; workerbee; JoeProBono; Fightin Whitey
When I look at a jar of mayo images run through my head of gerbils and the character played by Richard Gere in An Officer And a Gentleman.....


39 posted on 04/04/2014 6:39:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/celebrities/a/richard_gere.htm


40 posted on 04/04/2014 6:43:11 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: bigheadfred

http://www.theawl.com/2012/11/a-complete-history-of-gerbiling-so-far


41 posted on 04/04/2014 6:47:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Shirley, you are not trying to change my mind with facts?


42 posted on 04/04/2014 6:49:55 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Am I the only one that thought this thread was about Mike Nifong?


43 posted on 04/04/2014 6:52:33 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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44 posted on 04/04/2014 6:57:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Grandpa told this decades ago.

Two gay guys go to a funeral home. They tell the funeral director “when we die, we want to be buried in the same coffin.” The director said “I’m sorry but I can’t do it State and federal regulations prohibit that.” One of the queers asked “well then can we be buried in coffins touching each other.” They were again told no, caskets have to be buried at least two feet apart by law. The second gay guy asked “then can we at least be cremated and have our ashes put in the same urn.” The director said “yes, but in your case I’d use a fruit jar.”


45 posted on 04/04/2014 6:57:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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46 posted on 04/04/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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47 posted on 04/04/2014 7:06:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I want my ashes in an Arabica beans coffee can.


48 posted on 04/04/2014 7:10:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rottndog
He pretty much bottled himself.

A: The eye of a frog, the wing of a fly and the throat of a lizard. Q: Name the only three things you can afford to eat nowadays.

49 posted on 04/04/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: JoeProBono

All mayo is garbage now.

It all has Canola oil in it.
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50 posted on 04/04/2014 7:11:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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