March 12, 2013

Rest In Peace Harry Stamps

Obituaries are, for the most part, rather dryly written and contain facts that are mainly of interest only to the folks who knew and/or loved the deceased. Not so in the case of the obituary of Harry Stamps. A reader shared this with me and I wanted to share it here with y'all.

The best part about it is that someone this eccentric and wonderful lived on the earth for 80 years. The worst part is that he's no longer with us. 

Some of my favorite passages include how he created his signature bacon and tomato sandwiches with all white Bunny Bread and other carefully chosen southern ingredients. 

I also love how the obituary mentions his love affair with deviled eggs, boiled peanuts and Vienna Sausages (pronounced Vi-ee-na of course). He also apparently loved buttermilk served in a martini glass with cornbread crumbles. 

You'll want to read the complete obituary, trust me. To do so, visit the website of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jeff Davis Campus) for their library. Harry retired as Dean there and was very proud of his friends and the faculty. He taught thousands and thousands of Mississippians during his life.

What an amazing person!