prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Selfie Obituary

I am taking a four hour course in obituary writing. I had a two hour class yesterday and will take two hours more next Monday. The class is being given by Deanne Groves who taught me some classes in family history writing several years ago. She is a good teacher and an inspiration. It was a delight to see her again.

I have taken lots of selfies. This will be my first go at a selfie obituary.

I am enjoying the class. Dianne presented a list of euphemisms used to replace the word "died".

Here is a map of the States and the most popular euphemism used in the State.

It looks to me like the most popular word used for died is "died". I think that I will join the club. I am too old to require euphemisms.

My homework assignment is to write an obituary. I am going to write one for my sweet wife, Jackie. Then a selfie for me. I will post them on my prunepicker blog.


  1. You are such a great guy...Thanks for the nice comments.

  2. I'm not so sure I like the topic of your blog post here....



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