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I’m not dead yet!

Dec. 17, 2002: When 87-year-old Jimmy Cornet heard that he was dead, it nearly shocked the life out of him.

After all, the retired miner was still alive and kicking, so far as he could tell. But a rumor floating around town had locals thinking the Scottish gent had passed away.

“I’d also like to know how I died, as nobody seems to know this either,” he laughed.

Cornet decided he wasn’t going to take the news lying down. He stiffened his resolve, and after considering buying a newspaper ad, he posted an announcement at a news vendor’s shop.

His message read: “James Cornet would like to inform the public that he is not dead or ever has been!”

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