BERLIN (Reuters) - A man who announced his change of address in a local newspaper sparked national media attention on Thursday due to the unusual location of his "new home" - six feet under the ground.
Karl Albrecht, who died last month at the age of 88, penned the obituary himself in the style of a moving notice, inviting friends to a "lively" celebration at his new lodgings in a cemetery in Hamburg, northern Germany.
"I have moved house. My new address: Olhsdorf-Ruhewald cemetery, plot Bx 65/28C," the announcement in the Hamburger Abendblatt paper said.
"I'll be pleased to have a lively attendance," it read.
Albrecht had left instructions for his family to place the notice in the paper, the national daily Bild reported.
The former insurance salesman had been a joker all his life and loved to laugh, his widow Anastasia told the newspaper.
"At the grave there'll be schnapps for all the guests. He would have wanted that," she said, adding he wanted the women to wear bright floral dresses.
"Nobody should turn up in black. My Karl could never stand gloominess," she said.
(Reporting by Alice Baghdjian, editing by Paul Casciato)
Trey Gowdy on Kevin McCarthy’s Hillary comments: Apologizing doesn’t fix the damage to the Benghazi committee
Thomas Sowell - Charlatans and Sheep: Part II
Not Welcome in Umpqua: Armed Protest May Greet President's Attempt to Exploit Tragedy - Bearing Arms - Barack Obama, Mass Shooting, Oregon, Umpqua Community College
Recycling: The Triumph of Feel-Goodism over Common Sense
What? The White House just said something epically stupid ... and disturbing
Ted Cruz finds a question that the Sierra Club DARED not answer. | RedState
Suppressing Free Speech | Human Events