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Man sends funny greeting card posthumously

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Friends of a deceased advertising executive from Pittsburgh say they got an unexpected holiday greeting from him.

"Hello, please don't call. I recently moved to a quiet neighborhood and ...," read the front of the card from Bob McCully, who died in August at age 88. Inside the card was a photo of the gates of Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville, where McCully was buried alongside his wife, with the message "My new place doesn't have a phone and our gates close after dark."

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"It was the strangest feeling getting that card. It was almost eerie. But when I opened it, I laughed out loud. It was the ultimate Christmas card," David Newell, a longtime friend of McCully's, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

McCully, Ketchum Inc.'s former director of communications and advertising, had sent out humorous Christmas cards over the years, each having a different theme.

"It was dark humor, but it was very funny," Newell said of the latest card. "It had a certain whimsy that took the darkness away. Bob certainly got the last laugh."

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