This evening we considered various elements of an obituary that was more like a narrative, or a tribute, than the classic template that slants towards factual reporting. What are characteristics you'd want to be included in your obituary? What are stories that demonstrate these characteristics? What actions or accomplishments do you want to be remembered for? What do these tell others about who you are? What relationships do you want in your obituary? What do these relationships tell the readers about you? Do you want to write your own obituary, or would you prefer it if someone else did? Check out some examples of obituaries that step away from the bland.