For many of us in the Autumn of our lives, we need to stop and consider (but not give into) the possibility that we could end up in a situation where we will not be able to make decisions for ourselves. Heart attack, stroke, caught by a jealous husband with a shotgun in his hand, you know, things. So it is wise for each of us to have a living will so that our desires and wishes are met and carried out the way we want them.
But how to make up a living will? No problem! Rest assured your purveyor of all things educational, medical and life improving - me - has found an example.
The ever wise Maxine has given us an example and one I will pass on to you for your consideration. Make sure you give a copy to your attorney, religious leader, the IRS and one to Obama as a trophy for the addition to the coffers your Inheritance (Death) Tax will provide.
My Living Will
I,_________________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.
Under not circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn’t pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in running up the bills.
If a reasonable time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:
Glass of Wine
Chicken Fried Steak
Cup of Tea
It should be assumed that I won’t ever get better.
When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, let ’the fat lady sing,’ and call it a day.
Then go have a drink…It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.