Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

The Writer's Pen

It’s Just Me

Recently our writer’s group worked on our own obituaries. It may sound strange, but we determined that some printed obituaries don’t necessarily match the person they’re written about. Who knows you better than you know yourself? It sometimes appears that obituaries are on file to be drawn out of a hat randomly when a person dies. Writing your own would eliminate that.

As I thought about my own obituary, some needed facts came quickly to mind: Name, birthdate, parents, siblings, spouse, children, grandchildren and education. Those I could rattle off quickly, but going down the rest of the list...

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