DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the proper way to dispose of obituaries you receive at funerals? I feel bad just throwing them in the trash.
GENTLE READER: As well you should. The proper way is to keep them forever in a prettily lined box, taking them out now and then to think kind thoughts about the deceased.
As this is a private act, no one will know if you do it or not. But if you use a trash basket anywhere in the neighborhood of the funeral, burial or house of the bereaved, Miss Manners is afraid that they will know.