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10 Times The Public Received TMI About The Dead

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Beth is an author, as well as an ardent lover of history and quizzes

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Death is a typically a sensitive subject for people. When the death happens to someone we care about or occurs under suspicious circumstances, we naturally want to know every vital detail. And usually we can find the pertinent details we want from news sources and obituaries. But every now and then these sources give us TMI (too much information); presenting us with details that probably shouldn't be disclosed and/or are potentially embarrassing for the dead person or their loved ones.

The following are examples of such TMI news stories and obits. A few of these are from older sources, while others are more recent. But I think you will find them all morbidly interesting, and since Halloween is nearly here, I can't think of a more appropriate time to share.


I could be wrong about poor Dickie here, but I strongly suspect this obituary gives us a darned clear example of community action as practiced back in the early 20th century.

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Paolo's plight, however, is a more of an example of unbridled community affection.

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It is always sad when neighbors don't get along, and no less so when they're six feet under.

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Sounds like Pvt Neely gave a whole new meaning to active duty.

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I don't know which is worse in this Prayer request board: the potentially-impending killing or the image of the poor turtle's last moments on dry land?

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If only they'd had paternity testing and the Maury show back in the sixties, huh?

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This is an older news story, but definitely worth the read.

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This family sure could have benefited from Call-a-Nurse.

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Is it just me, or do you also feel Bambi would have made an exuberant addition to the pro-Bernie Sanders movement?

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Yep, never flip roadkill like a pancake; that flattened critter could have been someone you know.

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©October 28, 2017 by Beth Perry

Comments

Liliane Najm from Toronto, Canada on July 03, 2020:

quite bizarre obituaries; some made me laugh.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on October 29, 2017:

LOL, Beth, Thanks for the laugh! It's hard to pick which one I laughed hardest at. I do love that first one, they make the kid sound so good while being so bad. LOL again. :)