Gary Thelen is pictured here at the memorial marking the crash site of Buddy Holly, J. P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) and Ritchie Valens in Cerro Gordo Country, Iowa, February 3, 1959 (40th anniversary photo). Also pictured is Gary's favorite museum!|
Name: Gary Thelen.
Location: Iowa, USA.
Hobbies and Interests: Travel, writing and necrology (of course).
Favorite Quote: "All good Americans, when they die, go to Paris." (attributed to both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson)
Second Favorite Quote: "Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die to get there." (Mark Twain)
Favorite Place: Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
Favorite Holidays: Halloween / All Saints Day.
Favorite Dead Persons: Napoleon Bonaparte and Family, especially the American (Baltimore) branch of the family.
Favorite Museum: American Funeral Service Museum, Houston, Texas, USA