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Autumn and Obits

Joe Holley

At Salon, Garrison Keillor writes of autumn -- and obits:

"That is what fall means in St. Paul, Minn. It's maple trees telling us about mortality and that life is short and can't be put on Pause and each of us is as fragile and forgettable as a maple tree. We go racing past them fighting our petty battles for power and parking spaces, and then we die (arghh) and people glance at the obit and if you're young, like Keats and Shelley, they feel a little twinge, and if you aren't they don't, and then they go back to telling their kids about the importance of correct spelling and grammar, which every good parent should do."

By Joe Holley  |  October 12, 2009; 11:04 AM ET
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Joe, a truly insightful article, on Keillor's part for writing it, and on your part for quoting it. I'll bet "Prairie Home Companion" was regular fare in your youth. George Anderson, McKinley Tech HS '40

Posted by: getgasr | October 12, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

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