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    Man's obituary confesses to unearned Ph.D, other shenanigans

    SALT LAKE CITY - An obituary is one of the last opportunities people have to hear about who you were after you die. It's the final word; it's the last chance.

    Val Patterson's obituary is written much like his life was spent.Funny, brilliant, touching with a hint of rebellion, and even some sarcasm, Patterson's obituary reflects the qualities of what his life was: an experience. And now, even though he has passed away, we still have the opportunity to live vicariously through his wild ride.

    Read more:
    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=21286766&nid...cid=featured-4

    Link to entire Obit:
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sal...&pid=158526785

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    Well after reading his obituary I think Mary Jane had a wonderfully sweet, charming and funny husband!

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    " - and SeaWorld San Diego, too, if you read this." lolol.

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    Wow. I'm glad he got to clear the air...I hope it helped to make his final days,hours, minutes and seconds easier.

    It was kind of refreshing, as refreshing as an obit can be, anyway.

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    This inspires me - I'm not sick or anything, but I actually think I will start working on my obituary. Lord knows, my husband would not come up with anything so memorable or clever.

    Reminds me of the obit of an elderly woman here in Indianapolis. The last sentence read as follows: "She was a great and life-long fan of Indiana University basketball, she was NOT, however, a fan of Bobby Knight!"

    Now THAT is carrying a grudge to your grave, kids!

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    I was surprised to learn Mary Jane was human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave AHFB View Post
    I was surprised to learn Mary Jane was human.
    I thought the same way through part of the obituary.

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    It's made the Daily Mail. Great pics at the link.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...doctorate.html

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    Oh my gosh. I so very much want to know more about the Motor Inn/safe caper!

    R.I.P., Val, and may Mary Jane be uplifted by the memories of the laughs they must have shared.
    You can hold back from the suffering of the world. You have free permission to do so and it is in accordance with your nature.
    But perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could have avoided.
    Franz Kafka

    Be not simply good. Be good for something.
    HDT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave AHFB View Post
    I was surprised to learn Mary Jane was human.
    I went back to read the obit in the context you hinted at and I am LMAO. I bet Val also found the humor in his wife's name.

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