Tell me this: how would you like to remembered?
Do you think you can trust that boring clergyman or a member of your family to portray you properly on your funeral day or in that obituary whether online or in the newspaper?
There is an alternative to that babbling clergyman who hasn’t met you and knows damn all about you – make sure you have written your own obituary so that you are master of your own legacy.
Don’t think the newspapers won’t accept your personalised obituary. These days they’d eat the hand off your solicitor to get that fee.
This trend of penning one’s own obituary is increasingly voguish in the United States. The unusual for many of us in Northern Ireland is the norm elsewhere.
Californians have penthouse suites complete with video facilities in Wag Hotel (The Mission district – San Francisco) to enable pet lovers to see their little pooches while on the other side of the world.
My late Dad used to say “there is money in jam jars if would collect them.” He was absolutely right.
Companies are now springing up in many parts of the United States with specifically designed courses to teach people how to write their own obituaries.
I have signed up. I can’t trust you guys!