Friday, September 11, 2009

What Would You Eat If It Was Your Last?

I am not sure how I wander onto these contributions to the Department of Weird, but here's the latest:

A website that tracks final meal requests of Death Row prisoners from 1982 on.
(Looks like they're all from Texas)

I am amazed at how often certain items reoccur:
fried chicken
chicken-fried steak
Cokes (sometimes vanilla, sometimes regular -- Dr. Peppers are big, too)
bacon something -- often sandwiches, esp. BLTs
chocolate cake

But items requested range from a bag of Jolly Ranchers, a cup of tea (made with teabags) and 6 chocolate chip cookies, to mercy, justice and world peace. One prisoner requested that his last meal be given to a homeless person.

The only female Death Row prisoner request? fruit and a salad.


Allison Ann Aller said...

this really is a weird subject...
I loved the meal being given to a homeless person request. That soul is going to be alright...

Sue Cahill said...

How hard it would be to choose, I can't imagine the thought process. I love so much food and think about eating and enjoy it so often I would be hard pressed to find the perfect last meal.

Having almost died last year, was hit by a car, I was glad I had gone to a fantastic Chinese restaurant for lunch with my husband that day. I didn't eat again, without assistance, for a few months. Glad that wasn't my last meal!

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)


(Charley wouldn't be so sure, either.) Truffles, on the other hand, is experiencing snow for the first time. Whoo hoo! ...