4 responses to “Recipe rules #1 and #2: Don’t leg them…don’t jump them!

  1. Lauri Shillings

    I absolutely think that Obits and Recipes should be kept in one piece. I have fielded enough phone calls from family members of the deceased pleading to “re-run” the obit so they can have it that way in their family scrapbooks… Easier to leave it in one piece the first time.

  2. I agree with keeping recipes in one, easily-clipped format. It is a real reader service. Not so sure about the Obits, however, I can see a design nightmare if you have bunches of them. Might depend on the size of the publication. Main thing with Obits is accuracy…

    • We actually have to have our obituaries all in one piece. If the family is paying for them then we treat it like any other advertisement. It is very hard to structure the page this way and sometimes it’s almost impossible to do, but we get it done. It’s just like putting a puzzle together, but once you do it a few times it’s really not that big of a deal.

  3. Here’s a comment e-mailed to me from Stu Neilson, Managing Editor at the Town Crier in Tewksbury / Wilmington, Massachusetts

    Hey Ed!
    RE: Recipe for trouble.

    That goes for lots o’ stuff.
    Anything that’s a keepsake.
    Obits.; graduations; wedding and engagement notices; even legal notices
    My idea is always to think of the scrap booker.
    I have found things my grandmother clipped out about my mother tucked in the family Bible; mostly here, partly there. It’s always better in one piece.

    Thanks for all the good tips.

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