I'm sure Esther was a wonderful person. Born 25 Feb 1939 in Pratt, Kansas. She died 14 April 2007. Memorial services will be held at the Friends In Christ Lutheran Church, 1240 S. U.S. 191, Moab, Utah on Saturday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. Our best wishes to her friends and family... especially after reading her obituary in the local paper.
Moab's not all that big, so you'd think supplementing the address with directions to the church wouldn't be necessary. With an address on U.S. Highway 191, you'd think even out-of-towners could make their way easily to the service. So how do you think the family is going to feel when you direct people to the church "next to Ye Ol' Geezer Meat Shop"? That's right; "Ye Ol' Geezer Meat Shop." Stop it! Yes, she was 68. But that doesn't make it appropriate!
Are there so many Lutheran Churches on the highway south of town that you have to distinguish it as the one next to "Ye Ol' Geezer Meat Shop"?
"No, not the Lutheran next to Frank's 'Furters. That's across the street. It's the one on the right, just past Ye Ol' Geezer's."
Couldn't they have identified it by the business on the other side? Or was that even worse?
"Right. If you get to the IRS offices you've gone too far."
Hopefully, we haven't taken this too far. Robert and family, if you should read this, we hope it gives you a little to smile about. Genealogists think about death maybe more than most. And it is our sincerest desire that your dear wife, mother, sister and friend will always be remembered.