Unusual ‘Final Wishes’


This mans final wishes were that ‘Doritos were to be sprinkled over his grave‘  during a graveside service  this week. It might make a little more sense, in that Arch West was the creator the iconic snack chip after a family trip to San Diego in 1961. His family plans to honor his unusual request, and they are not alone in odd ‘final wishes’ either! You would never believe what my Dad asked us kids to do with his ashes after he died. And we did it too! Arch’s daughter Jana said that her father was a Frito-Lay marketing executive when he pitched the idea for Doritos after seeing fried tortilla chips in San Diego. While his pitch received only a lukewarm response, but after extensive market research supported West’s hunch, eventually the chips found their way onto store shelves. West died this week at the age of 97. At the graveside service this weekend and before putting dirt over her father’s urn, they plan to honor his ‘final wishes’  and toss in a few Doritos.

My Dad asked us kids to ‘scatter his ashes on the Super-Slab‘…his term for the freeway! Seriously, and I am not kidding! So we did, on every freeway leading downtown to all the casinos he loved so much, and even a few on the main drag in Las Vegas too! We all thought his request was crazy, but we did it!

Have you honored a loved ones ‘unusual request’ when they passed way? And what odd requests that you plan on making, that will make your ‘send off’ a memorable one?

Remember [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joe Diffie[/lastfm] and his song about an unusual ‘final request’ to “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)”

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