As we approach the spring examination period in American colleges, grandparents around the country tremble with fear: late April through May is the period of time in which your grandchildren are most likely to pronounce you dead.
"The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome and the Potential Downfall Of American Society."
I once had a professor who would send sympathy cards to the student's home address when this happened. Sometimes families thought he was an incredibly kind soul. And sometimes they called and told him their parents had been dead for twenty years.