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Post Mortem: April 6, 2008 - April 12, 2008

A Shudder and a Giggle

We write a lot of obits here, but the endless variety of people's lives still give us a giggle (and sometimes a shudder). For example, here's a guy you wouldn't want to run into if you were in a dark alley carrying goods of uncertain origin. Chopper Howard was a...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 10, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Everybody's Blogging

Even the semi-cloistered Visitation Sisters of Georgetown, which I discovered when I wrote an obit for a nun who'd been there for 61 years. BTW, one of the sisters tells me that as of 6 a.m. this morning, 12 hours after this original note went up, they've had 125 hits...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 8, 2008; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Holocaust Witnesses

The obit we ran today of Eddie Willner is the sort of story that makes even non-Jews vow "Never again." He was an amazing man and his willingness to recount a terrible moment in history serves all of society. I've used the website affiliated with the U.S. Holocaust Museum from...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 8, 2008; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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