Births, Marriages and Deaths

Local newspapers in the UK generally have announcements of recent births, marriages and deaths, put there by relatives so that others know who’s been ‘hatched, matched and despatched’. They are often the only times your own name ever gets into the papers, but you don’t always get to see it . . .

To see your own name in the paper,
You really had better get wed.
If it’s in when you’re born, you can’t read it;
And the same thing is true when you’re dead.

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