Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: A little boy named Anthony Parkin, dying of leukemia, sent a message out on the Internet asking people to keep forwarding it so that some small part of him would live forever.
Origins: It was touching,
Subject: My dying wishThat's the text of an
My name is Anthony Parkin, and you don't know me. I'm
Thank You very much
Other than having to field inquiries about the non-existent Anthony Parkin since 1999, the Mayo Clinic knows nothing about him. He's certainly never been a patient there. Someone's prank kept them hopping, though: they had too many phone calls to answer and too many
Barbara "not only am I in favor of chain letters, I think they should lock 'em up and throw away the key" Mikkelson
Last updated: 8 October 2007
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