Help me assemble a memorial scrapbook for a woman I did not know.
February 4, 2005 8:30 AM   Subscribe

GriefandConsolationFilter: I (perhaps too quickly) volunteered to help assemble a memorial scrapbook for a woman who works for the same company as me, and who was murdered by her boyfriend a few days ago. I never met her and I hear she was very nice, so I'm fishing for any good poems, quotes, and or ideas. She was young (24) and died too soon but since we never met, I'm at a loss. All suggestion appreciated muchly.
posted by mrs.pants to Human Relations (6 answers total)
I would try to speak with someone she was close to and get that person involved as much as possible. Otherwise I don't see how you'll avoid creating something with a generic feel. What kinds of things were you thinking of including, other than what you mentioned in your question?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 9:03 AM on February 4, 2005

Well the main problem is distance right now, we are doing this via email ( she worked in our New Orleans office, I work in Chicago) so it's all being coordinated in an odd way. I suggested a scrapbook, but I can't really help them make it from here. Mostly right now I'm hunting for some words to help.
posted by mrs.pants at 9:19 AM on February 4, 2005

Words are good, pictures are better. See if a family member can help you out, or perhaps someone in the office might have something.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:51 AM on February 4, 2005

What everyone said is good advice. Talking to the family can open a lot of avenues that are somewhat touchy if not done correctly (for instance, religion or cultural traditions).

It's also a good way of adding a personal touch to the scrapbook, and if you explain it carefully, I think you'll find that most family members will be more than willing to help out as much as possible.

Good luck, I don't envy your situation.
posted by purephase at 10:12 AM on February 4, 2005

What everyone else said: find family and friends.
posted by xammerboy at 11:03 AM on February 4, 2005

thanks, will do.
posted by mrs.pants at 11:16 AM on February 4, 2005

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