By the time I finished reading your second sentence, all I could think of was "Secondhand Lions", a film with Robert Duval and Michael Caine, which has become a favorite with 3 generations of our family. The story begins with the end... flying upside down through a barn door in an old plane. They died as they lived ("really lived", as the story will show), "with their boots on... that's the important thing". A wonderful lesson for both young and old, with much love and big laughs. I know many here on DP would love that film.
“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”