I Lied About Not Posting

I got this from Dailykos**. This guy might have been my relative.
From an obit in the Chicago Tribune:

"Theodore Roosevelt Heller, 88, loving father of Charles (Joann) Heller; dear brother of the late Sonya (the late Jack) Steinberg. Ted was discharged from the U.S. Army during WWII due to service-related injuries, and then forced his way back into the Illinois National Guard insisting no one tells him when to serve his country. Graveside services Tuesday 11 a.m. at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery (Ziditshover section), 1700 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago. In lieu of flowers, please send acerbic letters to Republicans."

It's not the Republicans part that makes me laugh and wish I'd known him. Make it "letters to ____" "Democrats" or "the newspaper" or even "zoo keepers." It's that the guy was always ornery and always cared. Even on his way out he still gave a damn.

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**bet you thought I was going to get all outraged about the staged Bush interview. Nah. I liked this London Times account of a Bush interview ["I Wanted to Slap Him"] much better. He lodged an actual complaint with the embassy? Folksy my arse. The guy's a spoiled brat.

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  1. Charles (Joann) Heller; dear brother of the late Sonya (the late Jack) Steinberg

    I always do a double-take when reading North American death notices - because down here we only put a person's nickname in brackets after their name. Hence my first assumption that Ted had a lot of cross-dressing/transvestites/
    sex-changed folk in the family.

    It's these little cultural differences that sure can confuse understanding ;-)

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  2. "...In lieu of flowers, please send acerbic letters to Republicans."

    Bwahahahahah! Mother-of-god! That is the funniest damn Obit I have read in decades!

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