The older I get, the more religiously do I check out obituaries. I doubt that I am not unlike many other of my contemporaries and folks who are much older than me. Of particular interest to me is the causes of death.
But there is one aspect of obits of the elderly that gnaws at me. It concerns particular phrases or sentences that I note all too frequently for my taste, especially regarding octogenarians and nonagenerians. The phrasing tends to run something like this: Continue reading