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How to Write a Meaningful Obituary

If you are asked to write an obituary, it is understandable you may approach the task with a certain amount of apprehension. An obituary, after all, is not only a summary of a person’s life but to some degree, places a punctuation mark upon it. When understanding the responsibilities of…...

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The Origin of Obituaries

We’ve all known at least someone who has responded to the question “How are you doing today?” with “Well, my name wasn’t in the obituaries this morning, so I guess I’m alright.” It seems the older we get, the more we are prone to read the daily obituaries, if not…...

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Writing a Meaningful Obituary

Obituaries have changed dramatically over time. From simple death notices posted at a popular local storefront or post office of the late 1800s to the lengthy, modern tributes available online today, obituaries have developed and changed as much as funeral services themselves. Deciding on the Type of Obituary The first…...

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Why Do We Have Obituaries?

Obituaries have evolved tremendously through the years, altered by morals and trends of the day and available technology. In the United States, for example, our early limited printed capabilities kept newspapers to a maximum of four sheets. Space limitations meant early obituaries were simple death notices, listing the name of…...

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The Benefits of Writing Parts of Your Own Obituary

Many individuals couldn’t possibly bring themselves to writing their own obituaries. This is perfectly understandable. There is a finality to an obituary that many don’t want to address directly. On the other hand, an obituary that doesn’t express the achievements you were most proud of or that doesn’t properly express your…...

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