Harry Houdini

At the age of fifty two Harry Houdini the world’s most famous magician died due to the official cause of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix. Harry optimistically held a very strong belief that he would recover even though the chances were slim. Even through all the pain Houdini performed in great pain and when advised to have immediate surgery he ignored the advice and performed anyways. At his last show at the Garrick Theater in Detroit, Michigan he passed out but was revived and continued to perform.Afterward he was hospitalized and his last words before dying were “I’m tired of fighting”. Harry Houdini was very persistent and had a great amount of hope. Even through all the obstacles he still continued to do what he loved until he finally passed away.

Myrtle Wilson

Myrtle Wilson wife of George Wilson. She was a simple loving woman who had her whole life in front of her. She loved life and all that it gave to her. Myrtle’s life was sadly ended by a careless driver who was too selfish to even stop. Even though she was taken from us too soon she will always be with us in our hearts.