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An obituary......

Hopefully I didn't alarm you with my post title.....But I got this email this morning (you might have seen it before) and it states that this is an Obituary that was printed in the London Times. I have not looked that up on Snopes.com if it really was published......but regardless....it's pretty good and it really does makes you think:


Today, we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his
birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered
as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of
the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and, Maybe it
was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies - (don't spend
more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing
regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual
harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after
lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not
inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live, as the churches became businesses;
and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed
to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her
lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust,
by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son,

He is survived by his four never-do-well stepbrothers: I Know My Rights,
I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and, I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.


Peace, love and stay barefoot~


Andrea said...

Pretty powerful when you think about it. THANK YOU!
Love, hugs, and prayers,

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Have read this before. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that even if Snopes or TruthorFiction.com doesn't have it, it is still true. We "done" kissed Common Sense goodbye long time ago. :)

April said...

Love it!!

Anonymous said...

oh, and they forgot his step-sister, Perpetually Offended. She's the twin sister of I'm a Victim.

Heart2Heart said...


I think you powerfully hit this one out of the park! Well said and a big hearty AMEN!

We need to resurrect Common Sense once more!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

~*Michelle*~ said...


"We need to resurrect Common Sense ...."

I love it!

Beth E. said...

Amen! A great "obituary". Very well written, regardless of who wrote it.

Kim said...

Am I the ONLY one who can't see your blog?

No previous posts....
Not the current post, only the title and comment #.....

I really, really WANT to read the obituary since that is what I get paid to write.....

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...


Tracy said...

Gee I did see that you had a post entitled "obituary" and came over hoping everything was OK with you. It's definitely truth that it seems like we've let common sense die

Shark Bait said...

Common Sense often isn't.

Kim said...

I miss him........

Nezzy said...

Wow! This was just great! I receive many emails but ' haven't seen this one before. Thanks so much! Love it!!!

God bless ya and have the most beautiful day sweetie!!!

Teresa said...

This is a great one!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Loved this, Michelle!!!


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