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Post by dean_siu »

Here's an obit which recently ran in Richmond....I bet the memorial was a hell of a party in remembrance of good old Fred.....
Frederic Arthur (Fred) Clark
Frederic Arthur (Fred) Clark, who had tired of reading obituaries noting other's courageous battles with this or that disease, wanted it known that he lost his battle as a result of an automobile accident on June 18, 2006. True to Fred's personal style, his final hours were spent joking with medical personnel while he whimpered, cussed, begged for narcotics and bargained with God to look over his wife and kids. He loved his family. His heart beat faster when his wife of 37 years Alice Rennie Clark entered the room and saddened a little when she left. His legacy was the good works performed by his sons, Frederic Arthur Clark III and Andrew Douglas Clark MD, PhD., along with Andy's wife, Sara Morgan Clark. Fred's back straightened and chest puffed out when he heard the Star Spangled Banner and his eyes teared when he heard Amazing Grace. He wouldn't abide self important tight *censored*. Always an interested observer of politics, particularly what the process does to its participants, he was amused by politician's outrage when we lie to them and amazed at what the voters would tolerate. His final wishes were "throw the bums out and don't elect lawyers" (though it seems to make little difference). During his life he excelled at mediocrity. He loved to hear and tell jokes, especially short ones due to his limited attention span. He had a life long love affair with bacon, butter, cigars and bourbon. You always knew what Fred was thinking much to the dismay of his friend and family. His sons said of Fred, "he was often wrong, but never in doubt". When his family was asked what they remembered about Fred, they fondly recalled how Fred never peed in the shower - on purpose. He died at MCV Hospital and sadly was deprived of his final wish which was to be run over by a beer truck on the way to the liquor store to buy booze for a double date to include his wife, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter to crash an ACLU cocktail party. In lieu of flowers, Fred asks that you make a sizable purchase at your local ABC store or Virginia winery (please, nothing French - the *censored*) and get rip roaring drunk at home with someone you love or hope to make love to. Word of caution though, don't go out in public to drink because of the alcohol related laws our elected officials have passed due to their inexplicable terror at the sight of a MADD lobbyist and overwhelming compulsion to meddle in our lives. No funeral or service is planned. However, a party will be held to celebrate Fred's life. It will be held in Midlothian, Va. Email fredsmemory@yahoo.com for more information. Fred's ashes will be fired from his favorite cannon at a private party on the Great Wicomico River where he had a home for 25 years. Additionally, all of Fred's friend (sic) will be asked to gather in a phone booth, to be designated in the future, to have a drink and wonder, "Fred who?"
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 7/9/2006.
http://www.legacy.com/TimesDispatch/Dea ... D=18382676

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dean_siu wrote:Here's an obit which recently ran in Richmond....I bet the memorial was a hell of a party in remembrance of good old Fred.....
Frederic Arthur (Fred) Clark
Frederic Arthur (Fred) Clark, who had tired of reading obituaries noting other's courageous battles with this or that disease, wanted it known that he lost his battle as a result of an automobile accident on June 18, 2006. True to Fred's personal style, his final hours were spent joking with medical personnel while he whimpered, cussed, begged for narcotics and bargained with God to look over his wife and kids. He loved his family. His heart beat faster when his wife of 37 years Alice Rennie Clark entered the room and saddened a little when she left. His legacy was the good works performed by his sons, Frederic Arthur Clark III and Andrew Douglas Clark MD, PhD., along with Andy's wife, Sara Morgan Clark. Fred's back straightened and chest puffed out when he heard the Star Spangled Banner and his eyes teared when he heard Amazing Grace. He wouldn't abide self important tight *censored*. Always an interested observer of politics, particularly what the process does to its participants, he was amused by politician's outrage when we lie to them and amazed at what the voters would tolerate. His final wishes were "throw the bums out and don't elect lawyers" (though it seems to make little difference). During his life he excelled at mediocrity. He loved to hear and tell jokes, especially short ones due to his limited attention span. He had a life long love affair with bacon, butter, cigars and bourbon. You always knew what Fred was thinking much to the dismay of his friend and family. His sons said of Fred, "he was often wrong, but never in doubt". When his family was asked what they remembered about Fred, they fondly recalled how Fred never peed in the shower - on purpose. He died at MCV Hospital and sadly was deprived of his final wish which was to be run over by a beer truck on the way to the liquor store to buy booze for a double date to include his wife, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter to crash an ACLU cocktail party. In lieu of flowers, Fred asks that you make a sizable purchase at your local ABC store or Virginia winery (please, nothing French - the *censored*) and get rip roaring drunk at home with someone you love or hope to make love to. Word of caution though, don't go out in public to drink because of the alcohol related laws our elected officials have passed due to their inexplicable terror at the sight of a MADD lobbyist and overwhelming compulsion to meddle in our lives. No funeral or service is planned. However, a party will be held to celebrate Fred's life. It will be held in Midlothian, Va. Email fredsmemory@yahoo.com for more information. Fred's ashes will be fired from his favorite cannon at a private party on the Great Wicomico River where he had a home for 25 years. Additionally, all of Fred's friend (sic) will be asked to gather in a phone booth, to be designated in the future, to have a drink and wonder, "Fred who?"
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 7/9/2006.
http://www.legacy.com/TimesDispatch/Dea ... D=18382676
"Often wrong, but never in doubt"... :D

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duplicated post. dang finger stutter
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Very cool.....

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Obit wrote:During his life he excelled at mediocrity..... He had a life long love affair with bacon, butter, cigars and bourbon.
Dude, when did I die? :o
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land_shark3 wrote:
Obit wrote:During his life he excelled at mediocrity..... He had a life long love affair with bacon, butter, cigars and bourbon.
Dude, when did I die? :o
"Some men are born to mediocrity. Others have it thrust upon them. You sir, achieved mediocrity solely through your own efforts. You are self-made mediocre man" - anon.

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Post by 12vmanRick »

THAT ABSOLUTELY FREAKING ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by phjrsaunt »

I shall toast him with a glass of fine Virginia chardonnay tonight, from Barboursville vineyards. Here's to ya, Fred!! :D
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Do I want to know why Dean_siu is reading obitiuataries from the other side of the country??? :lol:
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He died at MCV Hospital and sadly was deprived of his final wish which was to be run over by a beer truck on the way to the liquor store to buy booze for a double date to include his wife, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter to crash an ACLU cocktail party.
Isn't that the way everyone wants to go? :P

Or if you're a liberal, subsitute Michael Moore, and Hilary Clinton for Rush and Coulter, and substitute the NRA for the ACLU.

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phjrsaunt wrote:Do I want to know why Dean_siu is reading obitiuataries from the other side of the country??? :lol:
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Post by chibears »

WOW!!!

That one really hits home.

I had a uncle who lived in Midloathian VA who passed away a few years ago. This guy sounded just like my uncle. In fact, when my uncle was in college, he went by an alias, Fred. My uncle was the funniest man I have ever known and I know that would have been an article he would have seen and sent to me.

Sail on Fred^^^
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phjrsaunt wrote:Do I want to know why Dean_siu is reading obitiuataries from the other side of the country??? :lol:
I actually saw it on another website I visit....when I read it, I knew it was worthy of the BN crowd!

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Sail on Fred...........

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chibears wrote:WOW!!!

That one really hits home.

I had a uncle who lived in Midloathian VA who passed away a few years ago. This guy sounded just like my uncle. In fact, when my uncle was in college, he went by an alias, Fred. My uncle was the funniest man I have ever known and I know that would have been an article he would have seen and sent to me.

Sail on Fred^^^
admit it big guy... this was your uncle's obit?

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Sad we never knew ye..

Sail on...

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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

Sail on, Fred. Well done..... Very well done.....
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What SGH said..

Sail on Fred.....














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Sail on Fred...

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dean_siu wrote:
phjrsaunt wrote:Do I want to know why Dean_siu is reading obitiuataries from the other side of the country??? :lol:
I actually saw it on another website I visit....when I read it, I knew it was worthy of the BN crowd!
There are OTHER websites????????????
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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