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Sunday, 24 September 2017

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I have been known to be confused by simple things.  Case in point.  Our little twice weekly free newspaper prints the weeks deaths on the "Life" page.  On the Life page you find births, birthdays, marriages, anniversaries , graduations and death.  When I questioned this I was told that death is a part of life.  Well...vegetables, car accidents, weather and war are also part of life but you don't find them on the "Life" page.  The common cold, store closings and movies are part of life as well but again..... Why not just call the paper "Life" and sprinkle little bits and pieces of things all through the paper.  Death is death.  It always used to be found under Deaths or Obituaries.  When did Death become Life?  See what I mean.  I'm easily confused.  

15 comments:

  1. I hadn't thought about that. Not ever. here in our weekly freebie deaths and births etc are all listed under Classifieds, with subheadings.

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    1. The old timers knew what to call it...death or obituaries.....if they really need to be 'different' they could call it 'remembrances' I suppose but even that sounds ridiculous.

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  2. Your confusion is understandable. Obits, not life.

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    1. I think it's another ridiculous example of 'being politically correct'. People might be 'hurt' to discover that their dead relative or friend has been listed as such in the paper.

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  3. I have enough difficulties with being asked to attend a Celebration of Someone's Life at their funeral.

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    1. It is my humble opinion that one celebrates one's own and others lives while they are alive. Upon death, one mourns the loss.

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  4. I understand what you are saying completely, Deaths were always listed as Deaths or Obituaries.

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    1. Seems silly to call it anything else doesn't it?

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  5. Seems likesomeone was trying to hard to merge different parts of the paper. Ugh.

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    1. Ah if only we were in charge lol. We'd probably do something that didn't sit right also. You can't win.

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  6. Yeah ... no. If I was organizing that paper, deaths wouldn't be on the "life" page either! And I'm surprised and glad to hear that others feel a death calls for remembrance rather than celebration. No matter how ill the person was or how much death was a release, it doesn't seem that a celebration is what's called for ...

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  7. I love this...I absolutely LOVE it because I question the same stupid stuff!!!!...:)JP

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  8. Once one starts questioning the reason why...there is no ending in sight! lol

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