3.19.13 … Bless his heart …

art, obituary, Southern culture, Harry Stamps, Garden and Gun:  Bless his heart …

Writing an obituary is a powerful thing. It’s an occasion to do right by your loved ones, to tell the world all of the great and respectable things they accomplished in their lifetimes, even when it’s something as small as making a really fantastic bacon and tomato sandwich.

Case in point: the obituary of Harry Stamps, a Long Beach, Mississippi, resident who passed away over the weekend. Written by his daughter Amanda Lewis, the obit is filled with Southern idiosyncrasies and humor, and thanks to the Internet, it has traveled far and wide in the last few days.

via The Art of the Obituary | Garden and Gun.

He particularly hated Day Light Saving Time, which he referred to as The Devil’s Time. It is not lost on his family that he died the very day that he would have had to spring his clock forward. This can only be viewed as his final protest.

Finally, the family asks that in honor of Harry that you write your Congressman and ask for the repeal of Day Light Saving Time. Harry wanted everyone to get back on the Lord’s Time.

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