I remember writing my dad's obituary. I sat on the floor, cross-legged, with a blank page from a steno book.
Birth and death dates - check.
Mother, father, family - check.
Employment - check.
Church membership - check.
Service time and place - check.
And that was all.
The "regular package" obituary available from the newspaper in 1984 wouldn't allow us to mention his granddaughter's name.
I remember sobbing because that final summary of his life was so lacking in detail, in celebrating his life.
That created a strong appreciation for creative, personal and memorable obituaries.
This blog is intended to capture those memorable obituaries.
With a keen eye toward copyright rules regarding obituaries, we encourage our readers to submit links to the obituaries that they find particularly memorable: touching, heartwarming, shocking, or otherwise notable.