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Old 01-07-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I always figured that one of the great joys for a lot of people in heaven is that they're no longer married to his/her royal highness.lol

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Old 01-07-2015, 10:05 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I always figured that one of the great joys for a lot of people in heaven is that they're no longer married to his/her royal highness.lol
How about if they find out when they get there that they're married to every one of those his/her royal highnesses they tied the knot here with in this mortal coil??
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:26 PM
 
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Besides how does someone who doesn't know judge how others feel about a person. Personally I hope those who knew me in life liked me and that they feel a loss. I see it as important to affect others you care for in a positive way in this life. Other readers I could careless about what they think.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I have long been of the opinion that one feature of certain obits lacks class and is undignified, and that is the mention among survivors, by name, of the deceased's dogs or cats. Many people have pets - it is a common thing. Just how is that important or significant in the context of an obit?
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Staten Island
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When my Father passed away I sat down and out lined all his achievements from childhood to adult hood which were vast.

I spoke to the columnist who wrote the obit I steered away from the sugar coating and kept it inline with his achievements and although it came out very nice it seemed a little robotic and cold because I kept it so serious. His Eulogy given by me was similar, it had more passion and came from the heart so it was more warm. I remember when I wrote it I wrote it in such a way that it buildup like a symphonic orchestra, I wanted people to applaud when I concluded. When I was done the majority of the people in the church were crying. I felt terrible. I didn't want that. I wanted my Father's eulogy and obit to be a celebration of his life, not a mourning.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Why do I get a laugh out of these obituaries that state:

"Mabel will now be rejoining her beloved husband in Heaven now!"
The one that cracks me up the most is "burial will be at the convenience of the family."
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I have long been of the opinion that one feature of certain obits lacks class and is undignified, and that is the mention among survivors, by name, of the deceased's dogs or cats. Many people have pets - it is a common thing. Just how is that important or significant in the context of an obit?
I always find it tacky and irksome to read an author bio on the book jacket that says "she lives in New York with her husband and five cats and two dogs on a sprawling farm." Who cares.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Somewhere gray and damp, close to the West Coast
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Specifically no obituary for me. It would make my brother way too happy to know I was gone.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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It is a little disconcerting when there is no obituary or funeral home announcement. Two of my neighbors died recently without any public notice of their passing.


vkhmini, I wrote my post before I read yours. I was just ruminating.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Who reads newspapers anymore?

I get my news online as do most people I know. No obits read by me. None planned for me because I don't know anyone who reads them.
I read them in the newspaper, when I pick up one. I am a senior, senior citizen and that is what I am used to. I am pretty computer literate as well. Anymore, I really don't recognize half of the people in the obits but I still do it. My 9 year old grandson said to me one day...."are you checking the obits, Grandma ?" That was after I had said to him once, "let me finish reading the obits and I will do so-and-so....I'm trying to see if I have died yet or not......" He is on the spectrum so he takes me pretty literally.....LOL.

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I plan to write my own obit.

The truth will be out there!
LOL ! I love this ! Same here........

Genealogy will suffer a huge blow when obits are gone. They are a godsend for back in the 1800's, sometimes all there is in clues.....

If I had had the money, I would have written a bang up obit for members of my family. They deserved it and had lived in the area for a long time. Some would have loved it, could they have known....<s>
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