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My husband’s aunt passed away. We saw her occasionally at family gatherings, mostly funerals. No obit, no funeral, no nothing. 3 kids, 2 grandchildren. Son said he didn’t want to do anything and his sisters said okay. If my husband’s brother and the son didn’t work together, we would never have known. I found it sad as she had an interesting life and they could at least have done an obituary.

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Burger: taco pie with crescent roll crust. Had it tonight.

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Many people aren’t putting out obituaries these days. It just opens up for criminals to rob the home on the day of the funeral


I never thought of that but that makes good sense.

English muffin pizzas? Spread a little sauce, some ground beef, onions/peppers/mushrooms etc., and cheese. Pop in the toaster oven at maybe 400 for seven or so minutes; the ground beef will cook.

Or buy a premade pizza crust and make a whole pizza.

:raised_hand: I do. And most of my neighbors do too. :wink:

After I finish ours I pack them in a bag to take to FIL when we go because he loves reading them too (and doing the Sudoku puzzles). It’s a small local newspaper covering a lot of things and allows time for both spectrums of politics making for some interesting reading beyond the news, police blotter, obituaries, community info, school info, comics, and more.

Other stuff I can get from BBC or the NYT, but nothing quite compares with a nice local newspaper. It can be read online, of course, but that’s not nearly as interesting to me.

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I don’t get a paper but I google ‘obit’ and ‘town name’ and look at them about once a month. I do this for where we live, for my home town, and for our professional organization. Now that I wrote that, it sounds morbid. But with limited social contact this past year, I really would have no idea who died.

I couldn’t start my day without a physical paper even though I do read the news on my iPad. It’s a habit I’ve had for decades.

The local paper offers paid obits - actually personal tributes. I don’t know the people because we’ve only lived here six years, but I’ve run into some fascinating and inspiring life stories.

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Mine favorite too. :smiley:

My H gets our local (awful) paper on occasion when they have a deal. I think he just gets it because old habits die hard. It used to be when the kids were young (and we got the paper daily) that I could not go to bed without having read the paper. I just NEEDED that update.

Anyway, not long ago on a stint where we were getting the paper (which I never read, never!) I picked it up and was shocked at the obituary pages. The paper always had them of course but they seemed more compact in content, sometimes a small black and white photo . NOW the obituaries span PAGES and most have a bigger color photo of the deceased. I don’t know for some reason this makes the person so much more real and the deaths more disturbing to me. And seriously PAGES (as opposed to it used to be maybe 2 single pages) of them with more content. Gosh, I was afraid to even look for fear I might know someone!

If I hear of someone I know dying I look up online by searching name, “obituary” and their town and maybe the month.

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We get the local paper daily, a regional paper 3 times a week, and a state wide paper 3 times a week. All our kids are newspaper readers. There’s just something about holding the paper in your hands. H and I were raised in newspaper families.

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Oh, I fully appreciate a newspaper - one that is worthwhile and has publishers with an ounce of respect. :wink: My brother works for a major newspaper, I started college in journalism - so respect newspapers! I find I can read newspapers - and books - in hand or digitally. But I do want to read respected content!!! :slight_smile:

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We do similar, but this year (yes we like the printed paper too) but this year it wasn’t worth the hassle to dicker over the price and we’d gotten such a good deal last year I almost felt guilty. The papers are hurting financially so we paid the renewal- which wasnt too bad a price.

I have an online subscription to a newspaper. I always read it in newspaper format and click on the articles I want to read. I don’t feel like I’ve read the paper if I start from the list of articles, even if I read the exact same ones. Old habits.

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I live in a small city where everybody has known everyone forever. Everyone reads the obituaries.

I dropped our local paper after 20 years. I wanted to keep supporting them, but after an issue I tried to call and was in an automated phone hell loop forever. I finally was able to leave a voicemail and also sent emails saying I would drop my subscription if I didn’t hear back. I didn’t and dropped them, though they kept delivering it for 6-8 more months.

I can read a lot of the content (there’s not much now) for free. But last year, I felt bad again and did one of the low intro offers for the online subscription. I fully intended to keep paying if it was at all reasonable. They sent me a letter with the new price. $10 but it didn’t say if that was daily, weekly, monthly, etc. I got online and spent forever trying to figure out what it was. There was nowhere to see prices or drop service. Only add a service but with no description or price. So I called and was in phone hell again. By the time I got a real person, I was so aggravated I told them to cancel. They did, but it’s been 7 months and I still get the daily email with a working link. I mostly read the obits, Ann Landers and the comics. I still read most of the articles on their Facebook page

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I grew up on the advice to have someone stay at the house on the day of a funeral or wedding.


What is the best way to dispose of nonstick cookware that has outlived its usefulness and is actually probably dangerous to cook with? Can the metal be recycled? I hate to put it into trash that goes into a land fill. I don’t want to donate potentially harmful cookware either.

Any ideas?