The remarkable obituary for Harry Stamps that exploded across the Internet last week was written by his daughter, Amanda Lewis. She was recently named ABC-TV’s Person of the Week for her obituary, which wove humorous commentary in with the facts about her father’s life, loves, and peculiar character.
The story included home films and photos that beautifully illustrate his life and times.
Amanda Lewis said she started writing notes on a pad as she drove to Mississippi as her father was facing his final days. “He was always there for us,” she said with tears in her eyes.
So, what can you do to record your unique contribution to this world? Who will write your life story and make it sing? Why not start your own first draft?