An apology from me to you
My husband, my daughters, and many of our most loyal readers—you all wondered the same thing: Which editor was asleep at the switch when we published the story in Cottage Life’s June issue about how to bury a dead body? Well, that would be me. When we wrote the story, we didn’t know that a community would be mourning the loss of a beautiful little girl, or that police would be scouring southwestern Ontario for her body. The piece was meant to be an over-the-top bit of dark humour that nobody would take seriously, along the lines of the advice about what to do if you’re abducted by aliens, which appeared in the same issue. In hindsight, however, I realize it was a mistake for us to publish the story, and I apologize to readers who were offended to find it in their favourite magazine. If you have a comment, you can post it below.