The Drawer of Death was first posted on DeDivahDeals on May 29, 2015, however, with the recent death of another cousin, gone too soon, I have updated the post to include her.
Janet A. Montague, REST IN PEACE
We all have one…yours may be in the shape of a box, a bag, an envelope or even a basket, but we all have a
Drawer of Death
Sunrise to Sunset
Gone too soon
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Suffered too long
In memory of
Who they leave behind
Pictures and Poems
Never said “goodbye”
Family and friends
We all have a drawer
The Death drawer
Added to the drawer
I’ll always love and miss you!
Added to the death drawer
6 thoughts on “The Drawer of Death: Where Do you Keep your Obituaries?”
Yes, I have a pretty box. I’ve been saving obituaries since I was very young. I look at in at times and as I get older I add to it more often than I would like.
Yes, so true, the older we get the more obits we save. Have a blessed week!
Yes, I do have a file folder. Since I have become the writer/planner for my family departed’s celebration of life, I need to keep them for reference. ( I did not want the job, but it was bestowed on me by my aunts & uncles)
Yes, that is where those big family Bibles came in handy – there was a page to list births, marriages and of course deaths. Leaving a legacy is very important, and your job is one of great significance!
OMG! I have a “ death drawer” I’ve had one since I was about 18-19 but didn’t know it was a thing. I would go to viewing with my parents and take a card and then feel bad if I thought about throwing it out. It’s would be disrespectful. Oh jeeze ?
It’s amazing how we are so much alike, my grandmother kept her’s in a shoe box, but when she passed, I consolidated them all into the drawer.