I wrote recently about a wonderful accounting of Nancy Lee Hixson's life, a woman I never met but wish I had. Her obituary has been posted widely on the internet and beyond, and was even picked up by the Associated Press.
I wrote in Life is a Verb about living an irresistible obituary, and I'd say that's exactly what Nancy Lee Hixson did. Her exuberance was undeniable, as was her humor, and her love.
Readers of my blog, 37days, have started writing their own obituaries, as she did, and sending them to me. You can email them to patti AT pattidigh DOT com with the subject line: LIVING OBIT (without that subject line, I'll never see it). Include a photo if you'd like.
I'll post them here. Perhaps living an irresistible obituary begins with writing it, as an aspiration for life, not as a paean to death.
Get out that legal pad.