Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Recently, an obituary published in our local paper (the Binghamton Press-Sun Bulletin) had people talking about a retired teacher's life - and the funny obituary written about him.
Yes, it started out and ended with digs at our current President, but even if you are a total Trump supporter, the rest of this obit is still well worth reading. (Just skip the first and last paragraphs).
This follows in a small but perhaps growing tradition of funny obituaries.
This brings me to a question some may think strange: have you written your obituary yet?
Years ago, I worked with someone who went back to college, and had to take an English course. Her first class assignment: "write your obituary". This assignment made her think, and think hard, about what she had accomplished in life, and the direction in which she wanted to go next.
What she wrote was interesting.
You should try it sometime, she told me.
I haven't tried it yet.
Nor have I ever written anyone's obituary. But sooner or later, many of us are called upon to do just that.
Will we do the person justice? Will we write a good tribute?
What about you? Have you ever written an obituary?