June 21, 2007

Reading Obituaries

I am one with Tom Lehrer in his admiration of obituaries. See his song about Alma Werfel that I have linked here. http://members.aol.com/quentncree/lehrer/alma.htm The reason I love obits is that it shows a continuity of place. I am reminded forceably of this because in finding the webcam of my home town from the newspaper, I clicked on the obits to see if there was anyone in there I knew. That's how I found the obit of my very first ever boss. Sigh. He was a funny sweet guy. Trees gotta grow, leaves gotta fall but the family trees always look barer when folks we know fall to earth and then fly to Heaven. Farewell, Bud. http://www.norwalkreflector.com/articles/2007/06/19/news/obituaries/iq_374085.prt

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