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What obituaries can teach us

September 27, 2012
The OBSERVER

One of the first things I read in the daily paper is the obituary page. When I do that, I often recall the New Yorker cartoon of an aging man reading obits at breakfast, ticking them off to his wife. "Older than me; younger than me; older than me; younger than me." The obits are reminders of our own mortality and self-centeredly we old folks read them faithfully.

 
 

 

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