Times are tough and people are blaming the president for the economy being the way it is today. Many people have voiced their opinion, but this is the first time that someone was so adamant about it that it comes from beyond the grave.
Don Unsworth was a northwest Georgia businessman who was not a big fan of President Obama’s, according to WALB News in Georgia . When he recently died his family had his obituary printed the way he would have wanted it.
Most obituaries lately are asking that people donate to the favorite charity of the deceased in lieu of flowers and that is usually the end of it. Not the Unsworth family, they could not think of a better tribute for their Dad and husband than what they added to his final good-by.
Mr. Unsworth’s obituary read:
“In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, or to the campaign of anybody who is running against President Barack Obama in 2012.”
Donna Barnes, Mr. Unsworth’s daughter, said the family thought this was the best tribute to give him, he was worried about the plight of the economy and the unemployment rates. He was a great comedian and they wanted to honor all that their beloved father stood for.
Apparently Unsworth was someone who did not keep these worries bottled up and he was a man who shared them with his family. This was truly a grand gesture on the families part on the behalf of this beloved family man.
The economy and the unemployment rate has the nation on edge, it is headline news in one way or another every day. This is one way to get the message that their father felt so strongly about while he was still alive. It is time to change the captain of the ship, was what the family was convey for their dead father.
One of the reasons the family said that they ran the obituary the way that they did was for a bit of “comic relief”, and “people did get a kick out of seeing this”.
Along with voicing their father’s concerns for they way the nation is headed, the family gave him a beautiful tribute by letting the world know Unsworth gave them the gift of laughter. This man raised a healthy bunch who found a way to celebrate a man’s life, not by mourning and putting some very sad poem into the newspaper, but by remembering who he really was and sharing his gift of making people laugh with everyone.
This one obituary speaks volumes about a man that has passed on, much more than a traditional send off would say. His family called it “his last shot” and they loved him enough to give it to him.
As for President Obama, I am sure he is very aware of how the living is feeling about the fate of our nation, but this may just be the first time a president gets a message from someone who has passed on.
Reference: WALB News in Georgia