Saturday, September 10, 2011

21st Century Obits/Remembering 9/11

While looking through the TimesDaily online obituaries, we came upon this advert:

At first glance, we were bemused; after a few more glances, we're still undecided who would benefit from these alerts. Are they for the vengeful high school rivals who hope each will go first? Are they for those who are so estranged from their family in Manitoba that Great-Aunt Gertie won't call when Uncle Lou finally turns up his toes for good? Perhaps there are some things for which modern technology just shouldn't be used. Not that the TotallyDecatur cares.


There will be several 9/11 remembrances this Sunday. Here's one that may be of special interest to movie buffs:

Join Pillar of Fire and the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library as THE SCREENING ROOM commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a cinematic salute to New York City at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Films include the romantic comedy MANHATTAN (Woody Allen's love letter to the Big Apple) and the "Into the Wild" segment of the global anthology SEPTEMBER 11, directed by Sean Penn and starring Ernest Borgnine. Admission is free.