This is to commemorate the death of WH (water heater) who died last night after 35 years of faithful service. In this day and age lasting in a useful fashion for that long is truly remarkable. The only other thing that approaches such a record these days is a package of hot dog buns which will last forever with no trace of mold.
WH was preceded in death by his brother WH2 who died late last year in the house next door. He had been suffering for several months from old age clicking, moaning and pinging and as some who knew both he and his brother remarked, “same equipment, same age, same water”. His death was not a surprise, but the family had hoped for a few more years.
His absence was first noted during what was supposed to be a hot water load of laundry. Following that he was found in the foyer closet where his “water spirit” had been set free. The papers, books and clothing that were with him when he died will never be the same. He was quite a water heater.