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Post Mortem: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

A Horse Thief in Your Family Tree

People who browse obituaries are often into genealogy, too. It's interesting, but sometimes off-point, to say so-and-so was the great-great-great-granddaughter of the cobbler to John Hancock. My grandfather, who jokingly claimed to be part American Indian because of his skill as a fisherman, warned us not to look too far...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  October 10, 2007; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A "Red" Shipley Remembrance

Robert "Red Shipley, who died Oct. 6, was a fixture of the Washington area's airwaves for four decades. He spent the last 25 years emceeing WAMU-FM's "Stained Glass Bluegrass" Sunday program. Rob Bamberger, whose "Hot Jazz Saturday Night" radio show is always full of wry insight into terrific music, offered...

By Adam Bernstein  |  October 9, 2007; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The whole burial routine is going to go the way of the buggy whip one of these days, in my humble opinion. If you figure everything's connected, why not help it along with a green memorial?...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  October 9, 2007; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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