DEAR ABBY: I came across this very unusual obituary in The Seattle Times. I did not know the person, but I thought it might be something you would want to share with your readers:
"Rowena L. (Brown) Edelbrock passed away on June 12, 1991. She left us with these thoughts:
"'When I quit this mortal shore
"'And mosey 'round this earth no more
"'Don't weep, don't sigh, don't grieve, don't sob;
"'I may have struck a better job.
"'Don't go and buy a large bouquet
"'For which you'll find it hard to pay.
"'Don't stand around me looking blue;
"'I may be better off than you!"'
Abby, I think this poem is a winner, don't you? -- LORNA SCHOFIELD, MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WASH.
DEAR LORNA: It is, indeed, a winner. It is inevitable that one day we shall all "quit this mortal shore," and to do so as lightheartedly as Rowena did makes the journey less grim.