Obituaries: Mining the unexpected

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Obits are chock full of characters & storylines

Reading the obituaries in my daily newspaper is not a regular pastime. But as it happened one day, looking for information for personal reasons, I came across the obituary for a WWII soldier.

Out curiosity and respect for his service I began to read the many interesting things about him and his life. It got me thinking.

So I laid the paper flat on the table and began to scan the numerous entries. In among the sadness of these columns were wonderful stories, life-time achievements and delightful tales.

Some had ended battles with cancer and other diseases and others just ran out of time. Some lived long lives, some lives were all too short.

Here before me on these pages were reports and accounts. There were families, friendships, romances and colleagues.  All of which blended into the wonderful collage of someone’s life and their impact…

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