Tag Archives: death

My Friend Rudy Died

Pardon me, if you can spare just a moment I would like to introduce you to my very good friend, Rudy.  Oh yes, I know what you’re thinking.  You’re afraid to speak your mind fearing that those words might create … Continue reading

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Morphine

These are Earl’s words not mine and what follows is the story of an ailing soul in search of the end of life.  Earl will speak to you thus hopefully amputating one of the tormentors from the body of his … Continue reading

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Stand Watie and the Oldest Wind

I often find that traveling the Missouri Ozarks back roads can lead me to the most interesting places.  Those places seem to be untouched by time and are occasionally discovered to be the resting places for closely held secrets.  If … Continue reading

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The Date on the Stone

Years ago I convinced my wife, Robin that the two of us should make some post death arrangements.  She thought the idea was somewhat grotesque in nature but, always a practical sort, she agreed with the notion.  We added some … Continue reading

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When the Whistle Blows

A new and exciting era was ushered in when the Union Pacific and Cen tral Pacific’s railroad tracks came together on May 10, 1869 in Promontory Summit, Utah.  When the sledge hammer drove that great golden spike into the metal … Continue reading

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October Winds

The ladies are now dressed in their finest fall dresses and jackets as they exit the Fox Theater located on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue.  Some talk about the colder winds and reminisce about their flowered summer gowns. Those same winds cool … Continue reading

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Good Neighbors

The old man recalled thinking about the reasons why those who knew his wife and lived near her hadn’t visited the terminally ill neighbor, attended her funeral service or, after her death, expressed their heartfelt condolences to him.  Many of … Continue reading

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