This is the kind of stunt I'd pull, and now that it's in my head I think it's the kind of stunt I will pull:
Even in death, Chet Fitch is a card. Fitch, known for his sense of humor, died in October at age 88 but gave his friends and family a start recently: Christmas cards, 34 of them, began arriving — written in his hand with a return address of "Heaven..."
The mailing was a joke Fitch worked on for two decades with his barber, Patty Dean, 57. She told the Ashland Daily Tidings this week that he kept updating the mailing list and giving her extra money when postal rates went up...
This fall, [Dean] said, Fitch looked up to her from the chair. "You must be getting tired of waiting to mail those cards," he told her.
"I think you'll probably be able to mail them this year."
He died a week later.