Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Reading Obits

I confess, I started reading obituaries right before my 50th birthday and read such interesting and funny things, that I've been hooked for 15 years! I don't do it as often as I did when I had newspapers readily available but I do from time to time.
Just a few days ago I read about a woman who persevered although she had contracted polio when she was about 18 and was confined to a wheel chair most of her life. Her life was amazing in her accomplishments and her travels. I loved this line, "she departed for yet another adventure".
Once I read one that made me laugh out loud. It said, "She had it all - great men, good booze, and lots of travel". Now THAT had to be a happy woman, ha.

2 comments:

Kay Cox said...

I read them, too, and have found the ones in the NY Times much more interesting. The Chronicle obits are just plain dull...do we Houstonians lead such dull lives? I certainly know a few that don't. Just be sure that mine is an interesting read, okay?

Gin said...

I love reading obits also, some of the old timers have led such wonderful lives. What a legacy for all of us to share in. A close friend thinks I am weird, but hey, I love people.