I Did Not Attend the Funeral, But I Sent a Nice Letter Saying I Approved of It. In 1943 the linkage of Twain and the jest was repeated in "The Speaker's Notebook" with an acknowledgment to "The Judge" magazine as mentioned earlier. In 1946 the influential and widelysyndicated columnist Walter Winchell told the tale.
One of those reasons, which is the most common, is an illness. If one of the team members is unable to attend a meeting he must make every effort to inform it before the meeting, if possible, maybe the meeting can be reschedule or it can be carried out with preventions. Of course, the most appropriate form of reporting is through a letter.