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What Happens to Everything You Have Online When You Die?

What Happens to Everything You Have Online When You Die?

Good advice here from Autumn Leopold at Smart Happy Organized in her guest blog on Rocky Parenting. I have had these thoughts often. Recently I’ve started ‘my little black book’ with names of accounts, passwords, users names, and other details. I don’t want my ‘stuff’ floating around in cyberspace indefinitely! ~Elle

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Many of you may not know that my mom passed away on November 8, 2014.  She was only 63 and died from complications of pneumonia and stubbornness.  I say stubbornness because she was sick and just kept thinking she would get better, so she didn’t seek help until it was too late.

When it happened I immediately posted it on Facebook which I am so thankful to Mark Zuckerberg for because it saved me hundreds of phone calls, conversations, explanations, and tears. People began sharing their memories and condolences on Facebook.  I knew eventually I wanted to either memorialize the page or print everything on it and then delete it. I’m not a fan of having a deceased persons account notifying me of their birthday the following year.

My brother and I were faced with the task of flying to Florida (where she passed) and taking care of her physical…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. thanks for putting this up – its something to think about, but hopefully not relevant yet!

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