A Grave Problem
Lexy Chubrich of Tempe, Ariz., is an obit fan and recently wrote to us posing a question about the funeral of her grandmother, Sophie Kolember Chubrich, who died May 30 at 91.
Lexy Chubrich writes:
I've just returned from attending my grandmother's funeral in Chicago and just wanted to share a strange detail. While we were at the cemetery my cousin mumbled something about a Y2K problem; sure enough, my grandmother's headstone was designed with her 20th century death in mind.
My grandfather died in 1966 and he's always had a gravestone with both of their names, Grandma's side saying "Sofia Chubrich 1917 - 19 " Presumably, she's the one who picked this out. I'm itching to investigate this, but I'm not the keeper of Grandma's paperwork. She was a notorious pessimist, so I shouldn't be too surprised, but I can't help but wonder if this is a common problem. After two days of church services, a wake, and lots of tears, it was a nice end to the ritual.
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Posted by: Blurgle | June 11, 2009 2:42 PM
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