Saturday, December 29, 2007

Dead man 'sends' holiday greetings!

This one is from Ashland in USA. An Oregon man known for his sense of humour gave his friends and family a start recently when they received Christmas cards from him two months after he died.

Chet Fitch died in October at age 88. Weeks later Christmas cards, 34 of them began arriving- written in his hand with a return address of "Heaven".

The greeting read: "I asked Big Guy if I could sneak back and send some cards. At first he said no but at my insistence he finally said, 'Oh well, what the heaven, go ahead but don't (tary) there.' Wish I could tell you about things here but word cannot explain."

"Better get back as Big Guy said he stretched a point to let me in the first time, so I had better not press my luck. I'll probably be seeing you (some sooner than you think) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Chet Fitch."

A friend for nearly 25 years, Debbie Hansen Bernard said, "All I could think as, 'You little stinker."

"It was amazing," she said. "Just so Chet, always wanting to get the last laugh."

The mailing was a joke Fitch worked on for two decades with his barber, Patty Dean, 57.