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Tis the Season

We've entered the busiest time of the year for obits. Every year, just after the holidays, we're inundated with requests for obits. I did a spreadsheet once of 18 months worth of our articles, and the number of obits we had correlated strongly with this time of year -- and later in winter, when the weather gets colder and nastier.

Right now, we have about 30 calls to return to readers who want us to write about their relatives, and the phone rings constantly with more requests. In addition, it's important to keep an eye on the wires, newsgroups and e-mail lists, which often tell us about the deaths of people known around the nation and world about whom we might want to write. We've got about seven newspaper columns worth of obits that are waiting to run as soon as there is space in the print version of The Washington Post. That doesn't leave much time for blogging but we'll do what we can.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  January 3, 2008; 12:57 PM ET
 
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