Monday, February 2, 2015

Obits!

Do you remember The Thorn Birds?  I loved that book and fantasized about being a girl from the outback in love with a priest, although not one that looked like Richard Chamberlain because I never thought he was that cute.  Actually, my priest looked more like Meggy's useless husband in the mini-series, played by Brian Brown, who looked super hot whenever he sheared a sheep.

But whatever.

Anyway.  Colleen McCullough died recently and the obituary that appeared in The Australian described her as "Plain of features and certainly overweight, [McCullough] was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anyway, I asked some writer friends to pen their own obits.  Here they are.

BTW feel free to write and share an obit of your own!

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Love the column. Easier to leave a message here than in the Trib. Think I'll lift the NPR-housekeeper-reading material one for my own obit. :)

Lisa B. said...

I just ran across THIS:

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/even_in_death_women_are_not_free_of_sexist_idiots

Which is really good, almost as good as your column!

Louise Plummer said...

Loved the column.

Anne Holman said...

"Plain of features and certainly overweight, [Holman] was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth." Oh wait, that's taken.

James said...

Great article. Not sure what my own obit would say, but it might include eating excessive burritos, tacos, gyros, and donuts with his broken, gapped-teeth and his family.

CSIowa said...

Tall and addicted to chocolate, CSIowa did, nevertheless, occasionally cook dinner for her family.