Today’s Pickles cartoon continues with Earl’s dabbling in obituary writing.
He presents his finished draft to Opal, who promptly announces, “This is all a bunch of hooey. You made most of this stuff up.”
His reply: “That’s a matter of interpretation.”
Her comeback: “And Rhodes Scholar isn’t spelled r-o-a-d-s.”
Okay, here are some insights on helpful information to include when writing an obituary that can serve as a family record:
Date of birth and date of death (age at death optional)
Names of spouse, children, grandchildren
Announcement of funeral arrangements
That’s the bare bones basics for an obit. If you want to add more, consider including education, military service, career highlights, and interests. And a philosophy of life – I’m sure Earl would do that.