white’s funeral home sent a large, glossy card to this weatherford student whose good grades got mentioned in the newspaper.
left side of card:
“congratulations, and best wishes! the recent article in the paper about you did not go unnoticed here at white’s funeral home. please feel free to call on us for your pre-arrangement and funeral needs.”
right side of card:
“congratulations s_____ r______ on having been named to the honor roll for the 2006 fall semester at tarleton state university! your community is proud!”
back of card:
“white’s funeral home, serving weatherford and surrounding communities for four generations.”
in summary: the funeral home sent a thinly veiled advertisement to a college student by name, encouraging her to arrange for her funeral right now, today.
she said, to me, as if it wasn’t apparent, “it’s a small town.”