What Will You Write in Your Obituary?

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When I asked my daughter what she would write in my obituary, she responded, “She liked hard boiled eggs, yogurt, and oatmeal.”  Apparently that sums up my life – foods easy to grab and go, filling and simple to prepare.  What more could I want?

Today I muse joyfully on obituaries and how they serve the living, invite you to find out about a person who has passed on, a person who you may have not known in person but who you might meet in their death, in words left behind.  Should I be dead, and at this moment, and as far as I know, I am not, you’d know that I was most definitely not a foodie. 

Susan Dromey Heeter

And there is nothing like a good obit and today, dear musers, you are officially invited to learn of the new obituary service here at InDepthNH.org.  Following this read, you’ll find information about this new service that, honestly, is the best deal in town.  My colleagues Bev Stoddard, Bob Charest and Nancy West are behind this new launch and will provide beauty, integrity and love to that person who has passed. Of that I am certain.  These women are crafters of the written word, seasoned journalists, solid writers.

I love a good obit.  Some of my favorite lines in those I’ve read include she was “a member of Curves” and he “loved his current wife as well as his three exes.”  Stellar.

So, dear readers, let’s face it, death is imminent and a good obit can capture a life like nothing else can.  Do find out more about this new service here at InDepthNH.org by reading below. And if your loved one or YOU liked hard boiled eggs, yogurt and oatmeal – join the legacy of non-foodies.

Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white. Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards.

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