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Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:10 PM

I love a good obituary...

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Reply I love a good obituary... (Original post)
Nevilledog Sep 2021 OP
GPV Sep 2021 #1
malaise Sep 2021 #2
MLAA Sep 2021 #3
ChazInAz Sep 2021 #16
MLAA Sep 2021 #18
Joinfortmill Sep 2021 #4
Hugh_Lebowski Sep 2021 #5
Hoyt Sep 2021 #12
MLAA Sep 2021 #19
packman Sep 2021 #6
Karadeniz Sep 2021 #24
TNNurse Sep 2021 #7
markie Sep 2021 #8
wnylib Sep 2021 #13
csziggy Sep 2021 #22
TomDaisy Sep 2021 #9
NJCher Sep 2021 #10
Shrike47 Sep 2021 #11
certainot Sep 2021 #14
TomSlick Sep 2021 #15
Kid Berwyn Sep 2021 #17
calimary Sep 2021 #20
stopdiggin Sep 2021 #21
llmart Sep 2021 #23

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:14 PM

1. Well done!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:18 PM

2. Absolutely fabulous

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:28 PM

3. I'd like to engage the author to write my obituary although David Bowie is not my brother

though I would certainly trade my existing brother for a David Bowie impersonator.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 10:23 AM

16. Hhmmm...

I know Angela Bowie.....would that count?

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Response to ChazInAz (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 10:42 AM

18. Close enough!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:29 PM

4. 👍

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:36 PM

5. I would bet that Beth Nolta wrote that, and that she was very cool (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 10:19 PM

12. Think the same. If I get ill, but with a little time, I might try writing something like that.

 

Doubt I have the imagination and sense of humor, but I could do a long list of "Screw you ______."

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 10:43 AM

19. If I get ill and have a little time I am going to copy hers!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:42 PM

6. Yah- This one I love - Irish funeral-keep dem laffin'

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Response to packman (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 02:51 PM

24. What a guy!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:46 PM

7. That is a very good one.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 09:47 PM

8. very sweet!

good kids to have written it

my last deceased husband wrote his own obituary and it was charming... I liked this sentence: "________ was born in Queens, NY, but only because his parents lived there, he would have preferred to be born in Vermont..."

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Response to markie (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 10:37 PM

13. My mother wrote her own obit,

She used it to give factual details about her life that few people knew. At 90 she had outlived her siblings, cousins, husband, and two of her four children. She chose to acknowledge her birth surname and family in the obit, which the relatives who raised her had refused to do all her life.

It's a very long story, but the basic detail is that her mother had died giving birth to her. She was a preemie who needed special care so her aunt took her to another city and state to raise as her own and refused to give up custody later or to tell my mother about her biological parents and siblings. The aunt gave my mother the aunt's married surname. My mother learned the truth through paternal relatives who tracked her down.

So she set the "official record" straight in her obit about who her parents and siblings were.

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Response to markie (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 01:08 PM

22. That reminds me of Isaac Asimov's bio from the back of many of his books

"Isaac Asimov was born in the Soviet Union to his great surprise. He moved quickly to correct the situation. When his parents immigrated to the United States Isaac (three years old at the time) stowed away in the baggage."

This text was copied from my 1991 Bantam edition of I, Robot.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 10:08 PM

9. if anything should be personal, it should be an obituary

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 10:13 PM

10. I liked the part about

a disconcerting number of cell phones.

I, too, would be willing to bet that Beth wrote that herself.

Now after I have watched the Irish funeral, I am thinking of what kind of prank I can pull. I actually do not want a funeral or any type of ceremony, but that doesn't mean I can't pull a prank.

Might be a good brainstorming thread to start sometime, ya' think?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 10:17 PM

11. This is a great one.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 10:40 PM

14. inspirational!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 11:33 PM

15. Love it.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 10:36 AM

17. Mrs. Nolta was infinitely special.

Thank you for sharing this glimpse into her life.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 11:10 AM

20. A life well-lived, and a death well-chronicled.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 12:59 PM

21. Damn. That shines like a gemstone.

What an absolutely lovely (and loving) send off. Kudos.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Mon Sep 6, 2021, 01:09 PM

23. This is so neat.

So much better than those vomit-inducing obits with statements like "she's now sitting next to the Lord our savior" or "God has called him home"...blah, blah, barf.

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