Wendell Lakin, 62 SACO — Wendell Lakin, 62, of Saco, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born on Aug. 11, 1946, in Shawnee, Okla., the son of Edward and Cordelia Maize Lakin. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Madeleine Bonsaint Lakin of Saco; four sons, George Lakin of Saco, Geoffrey Lakin and his wife Chasity of Biddeford, Nathaniel ‘Pete’ Mincher of Warren, Wendell Janzen and his wife Jennifer of Alabama, four daughters, Brandy McKenney and her husband Kurt of Westbrook, Shannon Chapman and her husband Mark of Arundel, Dede Jeffers and her husband Erik of Biddeford, Stormie Janzen of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Lindell Lakin of Shawnee, Okla., one sister, Deana Belshe Shawnee, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Good Shepherd Parish, in Saco. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco.
Michael Kramer wrote a funny little piece for MSN today on being a worst date. He had heard the stories but had never really considered the possibility that he could ever be one.
In truth, we’ve probably all been one. And inevitably, it seems to happen right after a breakup–in that period of time when we should be crated to protect ourselves from doing something irrational–like going out while channeling zsa zsa gabor in a midriff bearing tube top that screams COPACABANA. Sure, it was cute at 20, but not after three martinis and an hour of drunken debate (with yourself) over the precise level of jerk your ex was.
On the flip side, there’s the occasional date with the guy who admits to wearing seven layers, nasal strips and a black mask to bed. In times like these, you question your values. Did I say I wanted an honest man? What I meant to say was…
What did I mean to say?