I am one of the few remaining people on the planet who actually read the daily obituaries.
It’s something I learned from my dad. He used it as a pre-Facebook way to keep track of classmates, their parents, his large customer base and his broad social and business networks. I guess I do the same.
Most obits are pretty matter of fact. You get the date of birth, date of death, hometown, names of surviving relatives, personal and career accomplishments and often a memorial contribution suggestion.
The latter is usually a clue as to how the person died, or what he or she was passionate about.
Every now and then, someone has interjected some humor into an obituary of a loved-one, or their own.
While driving across town recently, I noticed that the funeral home at 40th Street and Indian School, not too far from HMA Public Relations’ offices, was being razed.
Will we have to search through the real estate columns to find out what will be built on that dirt?
And, when a funeral home is being torn down, does the term “dust-to-dust” apply?