(PITTSBURGH) -- Close to 400 people received an unexpected and slightly macabre Christmas card this month from a friend who died in August, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Bob McCully, a former advertising executive from Pittsburgh, was known for his satirical writing and humorous cards over the years, and wanted to have one last joke with his friends.
The 88-year-old wrote: “Hello, please don’t call. I recently moved to a quiet neighborhood and my new place doesn’t have a phone and our gates close after dark.” Pictures on the front of the greeting show the gates of the cemetery where he was laid to rest. Apparently, he had arranged for the cards to be sent posthumously.
A friend said, “It was dark humor, but it was very funny.”
For several years, McCully, who also performed in satirical reviews, wrote Christmas cards from the perspective of his dog, Rolf.
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