Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Yahoo!: "Body of Steelers Fan Viewed in Recliner"

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:01 PM
Original message
Yahoo!: "Body of Steelers Fan Viewed in Recliner"
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:18 PM by abernste
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/fbn_fan_s_farewell

James Henry Smith was a zealous Pittsburgh Steelers fan in life, and even death could not keep him from his favorite spot: in a recliner, in front of a TV showing his beloved team in action.

Smith, 55, of Pittsburgh, died of prostate cancer Thursday. Because his death wasn't unexpected, his family was able to plan for an unusual viewing Tuesday night.

The Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home erected a small stage in a viewing room, and arranged furniture on it much as it was in Smith's home on game day Sundays.

Smith's body was on the recliner, his feet crossed and a remote in his hand. He wore black and gold silk pajamas, slippers and a robe. A pack of cigarettes and a beer were at his side, while a high-definition TV played a continuous loop of Steelers highlights.

<SNIP>

I have to say, I'm kind of touched by this. It's probably not how I would want to go out, but to each his own.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:03 PM
Response to Original message
1. Nope, certainly not my way either, but that's pretty cool!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:08 PM
Response to Original message
2. youins' just don't understand..it's a Burgh- thing an at' ;
May he rest in peace. too young to die.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:09 PM
Response to Original message
3. That's great! When I go ......
I want to be cremated. I love to cook and eat BBQ and before they cremate me I want to be rubbed down with BBQ rub 24hrs. ahead of time then when they put me in the oven I want a chunk of hickory thrown in also.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
General Zod Donating Member (652 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:14 PM
Response to Original message
4. A true Steelers fan!
May he rest in peace.....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wallwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:18 PM
Response to Original message
5. Steeler fans may come and go, but
Steeler mania lives on forever!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Jul 22nd 2014, 11:06 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC