Man Provides Himself With Possibly The Shortest Obituary Of All Time!

(PCM) Douglas Allen Legler of Fargo, North Dakota passed away at the age of 85 and has possibly written himself the shortest obituary of all time. Seriously, the spelling of his name is longer than the obituary itself.

While Legler’s family can share a ton of stories in regards to his time working as a truck driver and a vending machine repair man, as well as a sometimes singer, none of those details appear in Legler’s obituary.

He told his family that he wanted to keep it simple, so Legler’s obituary reads “Doug Died”. That’s it, no more or no less. Legler wanted to be remembered for his sense of humor and his family was more than happy to honor his wishes.

Legler’s simple obituary has since gone viral and has been shared across the net. Many feel that they wish they could have known Legler better and his family says he never realized just how many people loved and cared for him.

Legler’s obituary will now live on in infamy, as one of the more unique and certainly straight to the point.

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Study Reveals Children Can Adapt To The Personalities Of The Peers

(PCM) A study conducted by Michigan State University psychology researchers and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology claims that the more time children, specifically preschoolers spend around one another the more than they begin to mimic each other’s personality traits.

The study appears to reveal that children and their personalities, which can later transfer over to adulthood, are indeed shaped by environmental factors and not just genes.  It further proves that personality is not something that is naturally ingrained in an individual, but rather something that is adaptable and can be changed depending upon a child’s environment growing up.

The researchers who conducted the study spent the course of a year with two preschool classes and closely monitored their personality traits and social networking behavior. Through their research it was noted that children who chose play partners who were extroverted and hard-working appeared to pick up and mimic those traits over time. However, what was a bit odd was that children who chose play partners who were over anxious and overly frustrated did not appear to take on those particular traits.

According to co-researcher and associate professor of psychology, Emily Durbin the children are having more of an effect on each other’s personalities than people tend to realize!

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Woman Received 65 Marriage Proposals And Rejected Them All!

(PCM) Many women would consider themselves lucky to receive just one special marriage proposal in a lifetime, but could you image receiving sixty-five? And then turning them all down! This is the story of Chicago socialite Mary Landon Baker, whose life seems like a TV movie waiting to happen. Landon reportedly received sixty-five marriage proposals during her lifetime and rejected each and every one of them.

Baker’s story was recently profiled by the New York Times and they claim that Baker first made her way to the headlines when she very publicly left her then fiance Allister McCormick at the altar. She was then labeled the “shy bride” by newspapers and reporters throughout the country, as shyness was the only diagnosis they could come up with to comprehend why Baker would walk away from marrying McCormick.

Of course in the years that followed her failed engagement to McCormick Baker’s behavior certainly didn’t border on shy. The Times reports that she was linked to men on multiple continents including an English Lord,an Irish prince, a well-to-do Spaniard, a Yugoslav diplomat, and the actor Barry Baxter.  Baker was referred to as a “dollar princess” a title which refers an heiress whose wealth makes her an eligible bachelorette all over the world.

It is said that when Baker passed away in 1961 at the age of 61 she had received at least sixty-five marriage proposals in the course of her lifetime from various suitors all over the globe. Baker’s life appears to be a great party where she was always the guest of honor. According to the Times she enjoyed attending pirate parties, tango-dancing with Romanian prices and sparkling, shiny gowns. When asked by reporters why his daughter refused to marry, Baker’s father financier Albert Baker replied that he daughter was having too delectable a time playing the field to want to settle down.

Baker herself told reporters, “I did not marry because I did not meet the right man at the right place at the right time.” She also went on to reveal, “I have never been in love”.  This seems very sad in a way, as despite the number of suitors throwing themselves at Baker, could they have been more in love with her money rather than her as a person. This definitely appears to be the case and it is truly a shame that Baker may have never gotten the chance to experience the feeling of true love in her lifetime, either than or she truly, truly valued her freedom!

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The Late George Michael Secretly Donated Millions To Charity

(PCM) 2016 obviously couldn’t leave quietly without tragically taking the life of yet another iconic celebrity. We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the death of musician George Michael on Christmas Day. While, Michael’s immediate cause of death has not yet been revealed, hundreds of tributes and stories have been pouring in from both his colleagues and fans across the globe.

It has now been revealed that Michael donated millions to various charities and individuals over the years, however he always asked to remain anonymous. Michael felt that giving to charity should not be a publicity stunt and his wish to keep his charitable endeavors a secret was kept until now.

The Guardian has published an article revealing just how much money Michael has donated throughout his career. Band Aid alone raised over 9 million for Ethiopian famine relief and Michael made the decision to donate all of his royalties from Wham!’s “Last Christmas” single to the same relief fund as well.

The Guardian also noted that money he received from his duet with Sir Elton John on the single “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” was donated to both the children’s charity Rainbow House and the London AID’s hospice Lighthouse.

It was also mentioned that Michael once donated $15,000 for a woman’s desperately needed IVF treatment and another $25,000 to help a medical student pay off her outstanding debuts. That is just a few occurrences where Michael was known to give back. He also took the time to volunteer at a local area homeless shelter and once performed a private concert for the nurses who took care of his ailing mother when she was hospitalized.

It has been beautiful to watch these stories continue to pour out and certainly inspiring for those looking to give back a bit during the holiday season. Rest in peace George Michael and thanks for being so wonderful!

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Couple Mistakenly Receive Hundreds Of Letter To Santa And Reply To Each And Every One

(PCM) What began as an mailing accident six years ago has turned into a yearly tradition for Jim Glaub and his husband Dylan Parker. For some reason the couple mistakenly received hundreds of letters in the mail that were meant to be delivered to Santa Claus, but somehow ended up at their apartment on 22nd Street in New York City. For the past six years the letters have continued to be delivered every November and December and Glaub and Parker make sure that they take the time and effort to respond to each and every one.

The couple told US Weekly that the letters mostly come from low-income children who have simple requests such as food or clothing. Some even just ask for a better place to sleep. It is truly heartbreaking to learn what some of these children are enduring and yet they have still kept the belief in both Christmas and Santa Claus despite their living situations.

The volume of letters coming has reached a overwhelming numbers, so Glaub and Parker have reached out via Facebook and asked for volunteers around the world to help out with reading and responding to the letters. People can even send gifts if they wish. The Facebook group is called “Miracle on 22nd Street” and boasts well over 4,000 members. Glaub and Parker have since moved overseas to London, however they still plan to keep their 22nd Street address and will continue to answer the letters and keep the Christmas spirit alive for these children.

Parker said “It requires that we put ourselves second momentarily to help someone unknown to us and without the usual gratification of seeing the outcome or receiving thanks. The act of giving has to be enough.”

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‘Ladies Man Game Slayer’ Chris Conners Wants His Obituary To Be A Hoot

(PCM) Sadly 67 year old Chris Conners of Quincy, Massachusetts lost his battle with both ALS and stage 4 pancreatic cancer and while you may not have known him in life, he wanted to be sure he was well-remembered after his passing.

Conners made sure that his family respected his wishes of having one of the most hilarious obituary’s we have ever read. His wife claims that his instructions were to make it “funny” and his daughter adds that all the stories told within the several paragraph long obituary are all true and that there are “so many more”.

Before his passing the family got together with a few glasses of champagne and had an obituary writing party and this is the result:

Irishman Dies from Stubbornness, Whiskey

Chris Connors died at age 67 after trying to box his bikini-clad hospice nurse just moments earlier. Ladies man, game slayer, and outlaw Connors told his last inappropriate joke on December 9th, 2016, that which cannot be printed here. Anyone else fighting ALS and stage 4 pancreatic cancer would have gone quietly into the night, but Connors was stark naked drinking Veuve in a house full of friends and family as Al Green played from the speakers. The way he died is just like he lived: he wrote his own rules, he fought authority and he paved his own way. And if you said he couldn’t do it, he would make sure he could.

Most people thought he was crazy for swimming in the ocean in January; for being a skinny Irish Golden Gloves boxer from Quincy, Massachusetts; for dressing up as a priest and then proceeding to get into a fight at a Jewish deli. Many gawked at his start of a career on Wall Street without a financial background – but instead with an intelligent, impish smile, love for the spoken word, irreverent sense of humor, and stunning blue eyes that could make anyone fall in love with him. As much as people knew hanging out with him would end in a night in jail or a killer screwdriver hangover, he was the type of man that people would drive 16 hours at the drop of a dime to come see. He lived 1000 years in the 67 calendar years we had with him because he attacked life; he grabbed it by the lapels, kissed it, and swung it back onto the dance floor.

At the age of 26 he planned to circumnavigate the world – instead, he ended up spending 40 hours on a life raft off the coast of Panama. In 1974, he founded the Quincy Rugby Club. In his thirties, he sustained a knife wound after saving a woman from being mugged in New York City. He didn’t slow down: at age 64, he climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest. Throughout his life, he was an accomplished hunter and birth control device tester (with some failures, notably Caitlin Connors, 33; Chris Connors, 11; and Liam Connors, 8). He was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important – the simplicity of living a life with those you love. Although he threw some of the most memorable parties during the greater half of a century, he would trade it all for a night in front of the fire with his family in Maine.

His acute awareness of the importance of a life lived with the ones you love over any material possession was only handicapped by his territorial attachment to the remote control of his Sonos music. Chris enjoyed cross dressing, a well-made fire, and mashed potatoes with lots of butter. His regrets were few, but include eating a rotisserie hot dog from an unmemorable convenience store in the summer of 1986. Of all the people he touched, both willing and unwilling, his most proud achievement in life was marrying his wife Emily Ayer Connors who supported him in all his glory during his heyday, and lovingly supported him physically during their last days together.

Absolut vodka and Simply Orange companies are devastated by the loss of Connors. A “Celebration of Life” will be held during Happy Hour (4 pm) at York Harbor Inn on Monday, December 19th. In lieu of flowers, please pay open bar tab or donate to Connors’ water safety fund at www.thechrisconnorsfund.com

Conners obituary has quickly gone viral and donations to his charity, The Chris Conners Fund, have already surpassed $10,000!

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