Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Some Days You Can Find What You Want on the Intertubes

And then you decide maybe you wish you hadn't.

I've been looking at old photos, and among them were some photos of friends of my grandmother. I don't know how intimate a relationship this was, but these people showed up several times. In one photo, infant me was sitting on the lap of their son, a boy about 10 years older than me.

I went looking for these people out of nothing but curiosity -- and found the obituary for the boy on whose knee I sat (who was, in fact, 11 years older than me).

How very, very strange.

I don't know how I feel about this.

1 comment:

Brave Sir Robin said...

Our local paper is crap. It comes out twice a week, and there is nothing in it except for obits, police blotter, and photos of the editors grandchildren. (I exaggerate, but not by much)

I find myself reading the obits first. It is alarming to me that I know more and more of the people who have died. Even when it is people who were a bit older, it is depressing.