Okay, this is a morbid question, but if you were a death row prisoner what would you request as your last meal?

I only ask this because I just found a strangely interesting blog called ‘Dead man eating‘ that chronicles the last meal orders of American death row prisoners. Here you can learn, for example, that Darrel Grayson who was executed in Alabama on July 26th, had a final meal request of an egg and cheese omelette and fresh sliced tomatoes.

Maybe the last meal choice of a condemned person gives you a tiny snapshot into who that person was. Frank Welch, who was executed on August 21st in Oklahoma, requested a large super supreme pizza and a two-liter bottle of Coke.

On July 11th, Elijah Page became South Dakota’s first execution in 60 years. Page was convicted of a quite horrific murder. According to ‘Dead man eating‘ Page had a final meal request of steak with A-1 sauce, jalapeno poppers with cream sauce, onion rings, and a salad with cherry tomatoes, ham chunks, shredded cheese, bacon bits, and blue cheese and ranch dressing. He wanted lemon iced tea and coffee to drink and ice cream for dessert. Curiously enough though, for a man who had plenty to say when he was asked what he wanted for his final meal, he had nothing to say when he was asked if he had any last words. “No.” He answered. Asked if he understood the question Page responded, “Yes, no last words.”

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