Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. ~ Erik H. Erikson
best to memorialize Martha Jean, I bragged on the fact that she wrote her own obituary. It was fun to chuckle about her tendency to have been a bit overzealous. (See my eulogy for her here). But don’t get me wrong; I was not making fun of her for this act. I think writing your own obituary is a kind and practical gift to your family. It’s one less thing for them to worry about when they’re planning your funeral. That’s nice and I recommend it. What I recommend more is writing eulogies. I think everyone should sit down and write a eulogy for each of his or her loved ones before they die, during a time when all is well.