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Monday, May 22, 2017

NO ONE TO READ IT

Question Of The Week, May 22, 2017

Do you want a published obituary?  
Will you write your own?


  1. I used to think writing my own was a good idea, but I've written several and keep changing my mind.
    "She Lived, She Loved, She Died. Let's Party!"
    How's that? I don't want people to be sorry.

    1. River, that is perfect:-)

  2. Already many of my friends who would even care are gone. Why write it if no one will be around to read it. However I do read obituaries every day and find them interesting. Another thing...they are so expensive to publish. I'm not wanting my children to spend more than necessary when the time comes.

  3. Hmm. I have given amazingly little thought to this, even though I know full well how unexpectedly the occasion can arise. I did have the immediate thought to the expense so I think I will write my own -- along the lines of River's above.

  4. No I don't want it published......what would I write for my tombstone...."Been here, done that, on to the next."

  5. As a genealogist, I know the wealth of information that can be found in them. But I still don't want one. I don't want a funeral either and I want my ashes scattered. I want my friends and family to have a wake for me and then go on with their lives. 

  6. Don't need one, really don't care. Sounds horrible when I type it but once I'm gone, I don't care either way. 

  7. I just want to pass quietly on...

  8. I've thought about writing my own but can't find the time. At
    my age, I'd bettr hurry if I'm going to. hahaha I would like lots
    of Flamenco dancers with a big Gypsy send off.

  9. Gosh... I haven't thought about that. Now you got me thinking.

  10. No obituary. I am happy to just disappear.

  11. This is a touchy subject for me right now. I just lost my dad on May 8th and it's still a very raw subjest to re-visit. I'm just going to skip my answer to this post. I hope you understand.


    1. My brother took care of the obituaries for our parents and I had to write my husbands. I know how difficult this is for you at this time. Bless your heart. Yes, it is too new to re-visit at this time. Sorry if my question hurt:-(

  12. It's a tradition in our family, so I guess so. :) I wrote both my parents' obituaries. My sisters think I'm morbid, but I subscribe to the emailed obits from the mortuary in my home town, so I'll know when mom and dad's friends pass away. 

  13. Nope, no funeral, no obit. I just want to slip quietly into the ether without a splash. Those who will miss me will all ready know.


    I don't want any obituary or funeral. I'm with Arkansas Patti. Enough said; and enough done, I reckon!

    1. I have thought about it from time to time, but I really am not that important in the grand scheme of things, so maybe those after me should just all move on their own paths.

    2. I leave it up to my survivors. If they want they can.

    3. Yes, and yes

      No and no! I agree with Happy Whisk once I'm gone I'm gone.

      Thought maybe I would, not sure...not even sure if want funeral!

22 comments:

  1. I used to think writing my own was a good idea, but I've written several and keep changing my mind.
    "She Lived, She Loved, She Died. Let's Party!"
    How's that? I don't want people to be sorry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. River, that is perfect:-)

      Delete
  2. Already many of my friends who would even care are gone. Why write it if no one will be around to read it. However I do read obituaries every day and find them interesting. Another thing...they are so expensive to publish. I'm not wanting my children to spend more than necessary when the time comes.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hmm. I have given amazingly little thought to this, even though I know full well how unexpectedly the occasion can arise. I did have the immediate thought to the expense so I think I will write my own -- along the lines of River's above.

    ReplyDelete
  4. No I don't want it published......what would I write for my tombstone...."Been here, done that, on to the next."

    ReplyDelete
  5. As a genealogist, I know the wealth of information that can be found in them. But I still don't want one. I don't want a funeral either and I want my ashes scattered. I want my friends and family to have a wake for me and then go on with their lives.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Don't need one, really don't care. Sounds horrible when I type it but once I'm gone, I don't care either way.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just want to pass quietly on...

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've thought about writing my own but can't find the time. At
    my age, I'd bettr hurry if I'm going to. hahaha I would like lots
    of Flamenco dancers with a big Gypsy send off.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gosh... I haven't thought about that. Now you got me thinking.

    ReplyDelete
  10. No obituary. I am happy to just disappear.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is a touchy subject for me right now. I just lost my dad on May 8th and it's still a very raw subjest to re-visit. I'm just going to skip my answer to this post. I hope you understand.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My brother took care of the obituaries for our parents and I had to write my husbands. I know how difficult this is for you at this time. Bless your heart. Yes, it is too new to re-visit at this time. Sorry if my question hurt:-(

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    2. You had no idea this question would hurt me because you didn't know this was going on in my life. Please don't blame yourself.

      It was hard to write my father's obituary, but I'm known as the writer in the family so it fell upon to write it. It wasn't easy and it still weighs heavily upon me, but life goes on. Now all of us are focusing on our mother.

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  12. It's a tradition in our family, so I guess so. :) I wrote both my parents' obituaries. My sisters think I'm morbid, but I subscribe to the emailed obits from the mortuary in my home town, so I'll know when mom and dad's friends pass away.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nope, no funeral, no obit. I just want to slip quietly into the ether without a splash. Those who will miss me will all ready know.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I don't want any obituary or funeral. I'm with Arkansas Patti. Enough said; and enough done, I reckon!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have thought about it from time to time, but I really am not that important in the grand scheme of things, so maybe those after me should just all move on their own paths.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I leave it up to my survivors. If they want they can.

    ReplyDelete
  17. No and no! I agree with Happy Whisk once I'm gone I'm gone.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thought maybe I would, not sure...not even sure if want funeral!

    ReplyDelete