Have you ever thought about your obituary?
It sounds like a bit of a downer, we know, but that’s no reason you can’t have fun with it.
Take note from Holly Blair, from Idaho, who died on 17 August.
Or, as her obituary puts it, she ‘exploded into glitter and bats’ on 17 August.
Holly, from Idaho, was honoured by an obituary that’s spread far and wide across the internet thanks to its gloriously witchy theme.
The entire missive is Halloween themed, as it was Holly’s favourite holiday.
It says she was survived by ‘four spoiled cats, two stinky dogs, three bad birds, a turtle and an utterly useless frog named Fred, as well as three children and a husband of little to no importance’, then goes on to list her ‘future plans’, which include ‘drinking beer with Terry Pratchett and flying across the moon on her broomstick on Halloween’.
The obituary explains that Holly’s remains will be stay under a tree with the ‘ridiculous multitude of animals’ she took in over the years, and that she plans to communicate with us all from beyond the grave via a cockatiel.
Finally, it asks that anyone wishing to honour Holly does so by carving extra pumpkins in her name.
If that’s not the very definition of iconic, we don’t know what is.
Since the obituary was shared online, it’s received hundreds of comments praising Holly for the brilliantly funny way she went out of this spiritual plane, and calling her a true Halloween hero.
One person tweeted: ‘I also hope to communicate via the cockatiel psyche upon my death. Knowing the cockatiels I have loved and been lucky to have in my life, those would be interesting conversations!’
Another said: ‘Well damn, if that’s not something to aspire to, I don’t know what is! #LifeGoals, people. Or would that be #DeathGoals?’
‘If this isn’t how my obituary is written, I’m coming back to life and we are doing it over again,’ said a third.
Holly’s sister responded to the overwhelming swell of praise, writing: ‘Holly was my older sister. I miss her so much already. So many tears! Halloween was the most fun for all of us for 30 years.’
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