Cowboys wanted to die with their boots on. Vikings wanted to die with a sword in their hand.
If you saw something so outrageously funny that you "died laughing", should you feel sad?
This is a true story, in 1983 my Uncle Pete died at the age of 65, not a real old age, but he was a hard hard drinker and smoker. He also sired 8 children. As I was standing at his casket lost in all the memories, my Aunt Darlene come up along side me and just started saying....." You know I
could never deny your Uncle Pete anything, we just got through making love and as he sat on the edge of the bed, he just keeled over"!! I just smiled and gave my Aunt a big hug.......
For some reason, that made it OK. It was quick, there was no suffering, and he just got laid!!!
We all should be so lucky.......In fact, some were, and some weren't..............
In 1979, former Vice-President and Multi-Millionaire Nelson A. Rockefeller, was doing some
"Late Night Research" when his heart blew out while banging his 27 year old research assistant.
The unlucky assistant was pinned under his hefty body for several minutes until she could call paramedics to the scene...His press secretary gave this statement.."Mr. Rockefeller died the way he lived, with an enthusiasm for life in all it's public and private passions"!!
Overwhelmed by an unscripted coughing fit, the French Playwright and Actor Moliere, collapses during a performance of La Malade Imaginaire as is carried to his home in Paris where he later dies..The play is about a hypochondriac!
Italian Poet , and satirist Pietro Aretino, laughs so hard during a scene in a play, that involved one of his sisters, that he falls off of his chair fatally striking his head on the floor...
George Bernard Shaw falls out of an apple tree he was pruning in 1950
In 1983, Tennessee Williams chokes to death on a bottle cap that accidentally dropped into his mouth while he was using a nasal spray..
Charles Beaudelaire dies insane, paralyzed, and speechless at the age of 46, from the combined effects of syphilis and addiction to alcohol, hashish, and opium in 1867..
The reputed author of some of Wm. Shakespeare's plays..Francis Bacon, dies while inventing frozen food. While traveling in a coach on a Winters day, he suddenly realizes that food might be preserved by freezing it; While stuffing a chicken with snow during a bad storm, he catches a chill and dies in 1616..
The "Father of Greek Tragedies" Aeschylus, died in 500B.C. According to legend, an eagle was trying to crack open a tortoise by dropping it on some rocks. The eagle mistook his bald head for a rock, and dropped the large tortoise with a direct hit on top of his shiny pate...
Or as we all know, you could always die trying to pinch one..... just like the King!!!!
Have a great Tuesday everyone, and watch out for tortoises!!!!