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Post Mortem: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Deaths Around the World

Not all hermits are wackos. Rolan Craig, a Coloradoan who died June 12 just days shy of her 110th birthday, could shoot, fish, ride horses, herd pigs and cows and "made the best peanut butter cookies in the world," said her great-granddaughter. From vacuum tubes to the Internet, this inventor...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  June 26, 2008; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How Do You Like Your Boy, Mr. Death?

and what i want to know is how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death from "Buffalo Bill's," by e.e. cummings George Carlin, who died Sunday at age 71, was no Buffalo Bill, and vice versa, but for some reason I kept thinking of the famous e.e. cummings...

By Joe Holley  |  June 24, 2008; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Osama in the Obits

The constant tension between families who wish to see their dead relative's life through rose-colored glasses and those of us who insist on a more balanced report (yes, even in the obits) gives rise to some interesting discussions. I had one last week in which a bereft friend said "I...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  June 24, 2008; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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