Pa. ad executive sends holiday cards from grave

By the Associated Press | December 9, 2011 | 1:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The holiday cards from Bob McCully were truly a special delivery — from beyond the grave.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ), about 400 people recently received macabre but humorous greetings from McCully, who died in August at 88.

The front of the card shows the former Pittsburgh advertising executive talking on the phone in an office. It says: "Hello, please don't call. I recently moved to a quiet neighborhood ..."

Inside, the card says: "My new place doesn't have a phone and our gates close after dark." Pictures show the gates at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville and McCully's tombstone.

Longtime friend David Newell describes the greeting as eerie but also laugh-out-loud funny. McCully was known for his funny Christmas cards.

Friends say a relative helped produce this year's card.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,