Tuesday, January 5, 2010

WWBD

WWBD - What Would Bloggers Do?

So what would you do, hypothetically speaking, if you were going through a deceased loved one's things and came across evidence of that person's parent being involved in something ugly and vile? Hypothetically, of course.

What if you'd taken photos of said evidence? Would you post them on your blog? Even if they were politically charged?

Hmm. I wonder what you'd do. I only ask out of curiosity, since it's hypothetical and all.

Until I write again ...

Flea

18 comments:

MUD said...

If it is funny stuff, post it. If it is not, burn the evidence and pretend it didn't happen. I am sure that almost everyone (else, not me) has a thing or two that no one wants to see out in the open. MUD

Trisha said...

Hmmmm. This is a conundrum, isn't it? Would the evidence hypothetically hurt the loved one? Would the evidence tarnish the reputation of the deceased in the eyes of his/her living relatives and loved ones? Part of me says to just keep it to yourself but another part of me wants to know what you found!

J.R. said...

I agree with MUD. It really depends on the content. If it's "good" or funny, yes. I think those who knew him/her would appreciate the reminiscence. If it's not so good, then it's probably best to keep that memory all to yourself. Now you have me wondering about what you've (hypothetically) found.........

Karen said...

I think the question to ask would be, "would my other relatives mind if I put this out in the open?" You wouldn't want to offend anyone.

MaBunny said...

wow, tough question there Flea! Not sure what I would do. I can tell you that after my father died, my mom and I found evidence of stuff that he didn't talk about, it wasn't illegal, but sure hurt us. Kind of anxious to see what others write.

Mental P Mama said...

While the Gladys Kravitz in me needs to know...I think you'd better go with your gut on this one;) I'm thinking "no." But you have my email address;)

judi said...

Ugly and vile are relative terms.
like in Jessie James, Hitler or Dalmer?
I guess my question is ... why did you take pictures?

Daryl said...

Judi posted my comment ...

Karen Deborah said...

Wow be careful. Your family has raw emotions about the death. Posting anything with any amount of emotional, political, or questionable sparks attached, could start a family feud. I say no.

Coffee Bean said...

I would e-mail Coffee Bean and show her and then she'd give you her opinion. ;o)

Marguerite said...
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A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

No I would not want to disrespect the dead. But that's me, I'm very odd like that.

Jason said...

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I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each other.

Please let me know if this is possible.

Jason
ThatVACATIONfeeling.com

CanadianMama said...

Ha! I probably would not actually post them myself but I sure do want you to now!!!

Karen said...

Been there......burned the evidence. Told the stories to people who don't know the deceased or the family. Then again, I am a bit afraid of dead getting revenge......

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, yikes. Morally pictures shouldn't have been taken and it should not be posted, however, since that little red guy on my shoulder is much bigger than the little winged guy on the other, I mostly just want you to spill the dirt.


not really.

yes, of course I do.

any time....

mumple said...

How ugly? How vile? Are we talking Watergate scandal or affair?

I reserve judgement on what I would do until/unless it happens to me.

I know, I'm loads of help!

Warty Mammal said...

It depends.

Is it going to hurt or embarrass any innocent parties who are still living?

Is it going to right any wrongs or illuminate others' consciousness?

Is it interesting from a human or historical standpoint?

Is it just plain interesting in light of the often contradictory images we present to the outside world?

If it's any but the first, I'd be inclined to post it. But that's me. I open cans of worms, stir them, and pour them out on the ground for all to see.