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From: Yolanda Campbell Lifter <>
Subject: Re: [APG] obits, this list and things genealogical
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 20:46:45 -0400
I wrote a rough draft of an obit for an aunt who was moved to a
nursing home on 20 June 2008. I received a call on 26 June 2008 that
she had died.
A family friend who was her guardian had a meeting to complete the
arrangements that afternoon and she had made a few notes. I filled in
the blanks on my draft and faxed it over to the funeral director. He
combined what we both had.
I knew it would be rather costly as the local newspaper charged $5/line.
When we arrived in Ohio on Sunday, my brother had already clipped it
out. I just knew he would have some sarcastic remark about the
length-he said I forgot to mention the family in the 1300's that moved
to another location. : ) I wish I know about one of my lines in the
Anyway, at the funeral home, I met two "new" Campbell cousins and I'm
sure the obit brought them there. One of them was the daughter-in-law
of my paternal grandfather's sister. After the death of her
mother-in-law, she inherited a large box of photos and papers that has
been sitting in a closet for 33 years. Guess who is expecting a
package in a few weeks. : ) (I did offer to stop by her house and pick
them up, but she said she was busy the next couple of days.)
The other new cousin is descended from a brother of my paternal
great-grandfather. She brought me a handwritten genealogy bringing me
up-to-date on some current generations.
I got lucky on the bill. My aunt had already had made her
arrangements and some money was budgeted for the obit. She also had a
balance in her bank account so her social worker was going to pay the
remainder. I was wondering how I was going to explain to my husband
that I spent over $250 on a obit.
I just listed her parents and siblings and the years they died. I
also named both sets of her grandparents and where they resided. I
thought about going back several generations, but realized I would be
banned from any future genealogical activity that involved travel
outside of the county.
Yolanda Campbell Lifter
Ohio Family Research http://ohiofamilyresearch.com
Ohio Genealogy http://ohgenealogy.com
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