02 January 2009

Welcome to The R.I.P.pers

One of my few New Year's Resolutions is to adapt a more positive outlook on life. Last year was very stressful at work, with the loss of a major contract and a 30% loss of workforce to go with it. I was fortunate to survive the cuts, and I took that as a sign to "lighten up", as things will work out.

Once I decided to adapt a more positive attitude, it only seemed natural that I start a blog about after-death. I mean, as long as I'm able to write about death customs I'm not dead, right? And what more positive attitude can one have than to be glad to be alive?

This blog is intended to honor those that Rest In Peace beneath our land, across our oceans, or inside our vases. At times posts will reflect history, at times geography. At times it will express sorrow, and at other times, it will elicit laughter. I see nothing wrong with humor in any situation, so long as the humor is respectful and acceptable to the audience who receives it.

I hope that you will find this blog worth a read, and that you can always find some humor in any situation. As Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) said in "Steel Magnolias", "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion".


Terry Thornton said...

Colleen, Welcome to the Association of Graveyard Rabbits. We all need a more positive outlook --- and RIPpers promises to be a place to find just that! "Laughter through tears" is something we all need more of --- thank you for starting a "humor" GYRabbit blog. I predict it will become a most popular place!


I applaud your newest blog and your positive outlook. (If you have any of that positive outlook in the form of Internet dust could you "blow" some my way?)

JoLyn said...

Welcome to the Graveyard Rabbits! I love your motto - I find dead people! At our place, we map cemeteries - and our phrase is...We map the dead!
JoLyn from the Mt. Timp GYRabbit and Grave Mappers