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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

From the Department of Redundancy Department

This sign is in my town. I drive past it at least once a week.
Every time I see it, the questions come to mind...
Memory Memorial Park...
Really?
Why not Memory Memorial Remembrance Park?
Because if you are going to be redundant, you should be redundant in a big way.
Don't hold back. Just stick another "MEM" word in there so the public is really really very abundantly clear about not only the name of the park, but its purpose.

And then there is the second line-

"A Freedom of Choice Cemetery".

Huh.
What exactly are they choosing?
Paper or plastic?
Cash or check?
Coke or Pepsi?

Maybe they are choosing how and where to be buried. Perhaps they can be buried vertically or horizontally. Maybe they are choosing their headstone. Maybe they don't want to be buried next to that guy in the middle of row 17 because they knew him in life and they just didn't like him.
Doesn't every cemetery offer similar choices?

I wonder if the new ownership of Memory Memorial Park realizes that "choice" isn't something you are offered in the afterlife. Dead people really have no options.
You make your choice regarding eternity while you are alive.

Choose wisely.

I turned my face and camera 45 degrees to the left and took a picture of the other sign at
Memory Memorial Park:

Exactly.




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