Thursday, July 18, 2013

No. Just No.

If a loved one dies, and this is the only photo that you can find to submit for publication with the obituary?

Just skip it, okay?  Jeezus Christ.

I've discussed this before.  If your deceased relative was so disconnected from the rest of the family that NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON can cough up a good photo of him/her,. just don't bother.  It's not like the dead guy cares.


Anonymous said...

That is really sad and as you suggest, not that uncommon. -- bridgett

rockygrace said...

It's just, like, ADVERTISING that nobody cared about the dude. "Look! Here's a twenty-year-old, out-of-focus, cropped-from-a-group-shot, water-damaged photo!" That's flipping insulting to the deceased, as far as I'm concerned. It's not like a photo is mandatory or something.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the bereaved are afraid no one will recognize the name? Like "hey, remember this guy? You went to school with him 25 years ago and I know he's been out of the area for a while, but..." -bridgett

fmcgmccllc said...

That is too damn sad.

rockygrace said...

bridgett, you're being charitable. That photo might as well be of Bigfoot. Or some dude at Woodstock. :)

and fmcetc., it IS sad. And now I'm trying to think of what photo I want accompanying MY obit. Kermit the Frog, maybe? HE seems like a happy guy.