2007-12-25 23:20:46 Xinhua English
BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- A family and friends in Oregon lately began to receive Chiristmas cards written in his hand from an old man who had been dead for two months, and the return address was "Heaven."
On the greeting cards, the dead man joked that "Big Guy" agreed to let him go back to send some cards with the promise that he would not "tarry there."
"Wish I could tell you about things here but words cannot explain. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Chet Fitch," the cards read.
About 34 family members and friends received the cards.
The humorous old man, died in October at age 88, worked on the joke to his family and friends for two decades with his barber Patty Dean.
He kept updating the mailing list, asking Dean not to post them until his death. He even paid her extra money for postal rates hikes.
Fitch told Dean that she could probably mail those cards this fall and then a week later, he died.