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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Laughing in the Face of Death

Ressurection Joy

I’m not in the habit of reading random obituaries, but this one dated August 7, 2012 grabbed my attention.

Virginia Dean Whalen Farless got the last laugh Tuesday evening

According to the obituary in the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal Mrs. Farless was the source of smiles, laughter, jokes and funny stories. It read in part.

“She chuckled in the face of death from the time she was born, the baby child of Thaddeus and Lottie Whalen in Harrison County, KY, on May 10, 1932. She had severe asthma and on many occasions, the doctor predicted to her older brother Gerald that she would not live through the night.”

“She not only lived, but laughed a lot, when she graduated from Oddville High School (perfect), as a funny pastor’s wife in SC, KY and Ashland City, TN, a Kentucky Colonel, and a nurse at Deberry Prison. “ Continue reading

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