I’ll remember you with a decal

While at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company on the Big Island of Hawaii, I saw my first car window memorial decal.  It struck me as unusual so I took a photo.

Now I see them all the time.

I can’t say I really understand why one would put something like this on their car.  Was it the loved one’s car that you inherited?  Or is this just one more aspect of our culture where revealing everything about oneself in public is the new normal?  I can honestly say that, despite being a taphophile, I’ve never had the slightest interest in memorializing someone in this manner.

I mean, if you want to, great.  But I do find it puzzling.

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