I have found myself facing, unfortunately with more frequency, the dilemma of when to delete the names of people who have passed from my contacts.
When I was in my thirties and forties, there were virtually no names to delete and the few people who passed were people much older than me.
This has changed dramatically since I turned 50. Deaths among my contemporaries and near-contemporaries – friends, family and former colleagues – have become more frequent. As I scroll through my phone book, outlook contacts and business card binder, I run across their names:
NOTE: The rest of this post is in my latest post on BlogHer.com. Press here for the link.