The internet is a source of marvelous things, some good, some bad, and some, well... just plainly different...I wanted to say amusing, but that my be disrespectful of the dead. I'll let you decide when you read this obituary I came across recently. I'm not sure who might be the greater character, the deceased or the one who wrote the obituary - the child? We don't know. I've hidden all the specifics in [ ] to protect the ... well, to protect somebody, lol.
1931 - 2012
Some people might call her a socialite, some might even call her a local celebrity of historic downtown [location]. Others call her a friend, a grumpy old lady, mom or grandmother. [LD] was a woman who lived her life and enjoyed everyone in it, although she might not have shown it. She was born in [city] in the very house where she passed away. Even though she has been a mainstay in this community for so long, not everyone knows about her in her younger years. She worked as a telephone operator for the phone company in town by helping connect calls. She was married to [husband]. Although the marriage may have had a few rough patches, between bailing him out of jail or picking him up off the floor of the bar, these two were able to give birth to another local legend, [child]. [DL] established her reputation in [city] as a local businesswoman at [businesses, one a bar]. As a bartender, she didn’t put up with any nonsense from her customers. She continued serving adult beverages and hot coffee in the [business] for over 30 years. When she finally quit the bar, she became a regular at [two businesses], forming relationships with all of the staff and business owners. In 1999, [DL]’s life was shaken up for the better, when her [child & grandchild] moved back to town. All of a sudden, people saw her as the grumpy old woman who was being terrorized by her vivacious daughter on [x] Street. Throughout her life she formed many relationships and bonds with many people in the community. In the end, it was those who loved her, who knew that it was best for her to move on and leave us with a positive image in our minds. She will be missed but never forgotten. In her 80 years of life, she touched and impacted so many lives. She leaves her surviving [child], and grand[child]. We will always love you and never forget what you have done for us all.