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When her time comes, my lovely mother wants me to write a 'funny' obit for her

She is in her 80's and in very good health, but she recently told me to start preparing a humorous obit for her, for when her time comes, hopefully in a couple of decades.

But here's the thing: She is very sweet, kind, considerate and loving, and she has a good sense of humor. But she doesn't really have any characteristics that one could make fun of, even in jest. We laugh together all the time, but how can one make jokes about someone who is so kind and thoughtful?

I suppose I could write some jokes about other family members and their follies, and believe me, there are many, but I can't think of a single, solitary, funny thing to write about my mom. She is just one of those lovely people who never has a mean thing to say about another being. And let's face it, most jokes are about the follies of humans. What to do?

My inclination is, when she passes, to host a block party with lots of good southern food and alcohol, and let everyone tell their own stories about my mom. I have no doubt that they will all be fond memories of a kind, wonderful woman.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks! - Fleur

Posted by fleur-de-lisa | Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:31 PM (15 replies)

I'm watching 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' . . .

on HBO. I was aware of the basic premise of Scientology, some of the history, and the controversy surrounding it, before watching this flick, but WTF?!?

The lengths to which these nutjobs will go to stop any negative publicity is astounding!

Thank DOG I am an atheist!!!

Posted by fleur-de-lisa | Sat Apr 11, 2015, 04:51 PM (24 replies)
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