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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Charmers

Three recent emails pointing out wonderful obituaries... (They're like little, pre-holiday gifts, these emails!)

HL sends along this gem of a hookline from this obituary:
Bee Wood drank her final martini on November 14.
JM points out this AMAZING euphemism, from this local gentleman's:
Walter Louis Murray, Sr. of Winston-Salem, who always wore a hat, traded it in for his crown, when he went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 19, 2010.
And from RBC, comes the awe-inspiring obit of one Mary Long Young.
YOUNG, MARY LONG - was born in a farmhouse without water or electricity in November, 1926, outside of Verona, in middle Tennessee. She died last week at the end of a life well-lived. In between, she had tea with the Emperor of Japan, lunch with the Queen of Thailand, lived around the country and the world, married my father, Ross B. Young, Jr., and enjoyed a martini every day at 5:00 up to the day before she died.
(It only gets better from there, so go read it.)
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