Archive for November 11th, 2010

I enjoy looking in the older newspapers for obituaries.  I stop along the way to read interesting stories, ads, and look at the pictures.  The way they told stories then are so different from today.  Our jokes of the day come through emails and Facebook today.  In 1915 the jokes filled the pages of the newspapers.  Ads about liver cures would sound like a story until you read the whole article.  I attached a joke and an ad for Grape-Nuts.  I love Grape-Nuts but this ad does not appeal to me. 

I realized just recently that organizations and societies wrote resolutions in remembrance of members who had passed away.  The resolutions were put in the newspaper, the groups’ minutes and a copy was given to the family.  If you can’t find an obituary this could be another way to guide you to the death date of a family member.  See the attached Masonic Resolution.

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