While I was reading MSNBC's touching write up of Tony Curtis' funeral, something caught my attention. It was right there—right in the list of treasured items buried with the late actor: An iPhone.
It's not really uncommon for individuals to request that some dear possessions be buried with them and I doubt that this is the first time one of those items was a gadget. But the fact that the shiny device seemed like it fit right in with all the other possessions shows how we're gradually changing as a society:
Actor Tony Curtis was buried Monday with a melange of his favorite possessions - a Stetson hat, an Armani scarf, driving gloves, an iPhone and a copy of his favorite novel, "Anthony Adverse," a book that inspired his celebrity name and launched a robust film career that spanned decades and genres.
It's not just traditional heirloom items that are considered precious enough to play a part in a funeral anymore, but instead we're including our everyday treasures—the ones that keep us entertained and organized.