The Friday Photo
March 28, 2014
For some time now I’ve wondered what the intent is behind putting the words “in memory of” on vehicles.
Did the driver buy the car in honor of the deceased? Are they driving in memory of the deceased?
When you trade the vehicle in, is there any type of decal removal etiquette? Does selling it mean the period of mourning is over?
And what about putting this type of thing other places? When a member of the wellness center I belong to died, a simple note was taped to the door reading, “In Memory of Jane Doe.” What was now “in memory of”? The entire building? Just the door?
What does it say about our culture that we have to put decals about a death on things like cars and doors and tailgates? Who benefits, besides the decal companies?