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What makes Irish eyes smile
SPOW President Maureen O'Donnell once had a professor who told her: "There is an Irish obsession with knowing who died." And it's true! While looking into the nicknames for obits, O'Donnell discovered they were also called: The Irish Scratch Sheet The Irish...
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Quote of the week
"I love reading the obituaries. On the weekend, hot coffee, feet up, I quietly read. I always finish with a deep contented sigh. One morning I told my husband I felt I had met many new friends. Too bad, said he, that they all died." --Bonnie Brown
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Quote of the week
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Covering suicide in the obits
Although this is a difficult topic to cover, obituary writers must not shy away from listing a cause of death, no matter how sensitive. However, there are ways to properly handle such stories with care and compassion. As a service to the news media, the Can...
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Got questions about obituary writing?
#IAmA reporter who writes about the dead for a living for the Chicago Sun-Times/prez of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers. And yes, we obit writers sometimes cry. On Feb. 20 Ask Me Anything @reddit_AMA . @suntimesobits @suntimes @obituarywriters ...
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Drinks that are to die for
SPOW president Maureen O'Donnell procured the recipe for the "To Die For" cocktail that Billy Sunday served to the Society Of Professional Obituary Writers during this year's ObitCon: TO DIE FOR (Serving size is one cocktail) 2 oz. white rum 1 oz. strawberr...
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Drinks that are to die for
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Featured quotation
"I read obituaries every day to learn what sorts of lives are available to us, to see an entire life compressed into a few column inches, to fit the whole story in my eye at once." --Sarah Mangus
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Grimmys
The Society of Professional Obituary Writers honored the best writers in the field at the Grimmys Award ceremony, which was held last weekend during ObitCon 2017 . Reporters and editors from all over the world submitted entries to the Grimmys Contest. And ...
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ObitCon 2017 was a great success!
The fifth conference of The Society of Professional Obituary Writers was held Oct. 13-15, 2017 at the Legacy.com offices in Evanston, Ill. If you were unable to attend, here's what you missed: On Friday, ObitCon participants gathered for a meet and greet at...
ObitCon 2017 was a great success!
ObitCon 2017 was a great success!
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ObitCon 2017 is next month. Coming?
Today's the last day to register for ObitCon . Tickets are just $25. Hope you can make it!
ObitCon 2017 is next month. Coming?
ObitCon 2017 is next month. Coming?
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