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From: Sandra J. Harris< >
Subject: Re: Reply from a funeral home
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 22:38:18 EST
Re: your comment below about the secretary's surname ...
Cabera - Irish? Naw, more like Italian or some such. <G>
Actually the thought that went through my mind was
"Is that what the schools are turning out now?"
On Wed, 05 Nov 1997 15:54:04 +0000 "Brian Keogh, Esq.," <>
>Sandra J. Harris wrote:
>> Thought this might be of interest - I certainly found it amusing!
>SEE BELOW :-
>> I wrote to a mortuary = Pierce Brothers which was called Cunningham
>> OConnor in the 1920's. I asked for details on funerals they handled
>> that time period = this is the reply.
>> BTW, This is exactly what was typed - I didn't correct the spelling,
>> grammar or punctuation. Yes, she did spell 'computer' computor.
>> In regards to letter that you sent us for the genealogical research
>> Thomas or Elizabeth Keogh, we do not know where these records are as
>> you know
>> that has been some time ago like 71 and 79 years ago and our
>> records only go back as far as 1940. But I'm sending you the address
>> Calvary Cemetery, its Calvary Cemetery 4201 Whittier Blvd., East Los
>> Angeles,CA 90023. Phone # (213)-262-3106. Sorry I could not be of
>> Elaine Cabera, Secretary.
>> Just thought others might like to see what happens 'like 71 to 79
>> years' after a mortuary has services. Wonder if they ONLY have
>(sic) records, no hard copy anywhere???
>This little attempt at correspondence give's me great hope, although
>extremely amusing I wonder,
>how much would this, "secretary" earn, net each week?
Probably not much. Minimum wage perhaps.
There is hope
>for me yet, is this the same
>secretary that sends letters of condolence to their clients?
Most likely, but remember, the clients end up (or down) in the ground.
Aren't likely to complain much about the spelling and grammar.
>I know my messages, are poor, with spelling and grammar certainly
>nothing to write home about, but
>I have to think, how and who interviews these secretaries, an agency
Usually the owner or manager is the interviewer. Maybe she's pretty,
maybe she's blonde? Yes, she must be blonde <G> oh for those blonde
>Anyway, Sandra, the secretaries surname at least does not look Irish,
>could it be? no surely not!
Incidentally, I sent a letter off to the cemetery. Hope I get a better
response for you on this one.
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