Saturday, November 10, 2018
Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed an article about peripheral vision.
There was a man named Odd.
He wasn't sure why his parents had given him that name but it had caused him problems all his life and he never liked it.
As he grew older he grew to like his name even less and one day he was sitting talking with his wife and said "Honey you know that I have never liked being named Odd?"
"Yes", she replied, "I've seen how you've hated your name over the years."
"Well I want you to do me a favor." he told her. "I've had to deal with this name all my life and out of respect for my parents I never changed it but I'll be darned if I'm going to have this name when I die. When my day comes and you bury me just don't put anything on my headstone. Leave it blank."
His wife agreed and they went about their lives for several more years before the man finally passed away. The wife honored his request and had a blank headstone placed on his grave.
To this day people who visit the cemetery look over at the blank headstone and say "That's Odd".