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A tragic death

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jdrtsn, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. jdrtsn

    jdrtsn New Member

    Some of you may know Betty Cuniberti. Betty is a brilliant woman and a gifted writer. She was a pioneer in women breaking into sports writing in high-profile jobs at top-tier papers. This link is to the obituary for her 17-year-old son, Oscar, who died last week. Betty was supposed to receive a national writing award at the golf writers meeting that precedes the Masters. She could not make it, but I understand Dave Kindred delivered a heart-warming speech while accepting on her behalf. I have been fortunate to share experiences with Betty, as each of us tries to be a good parent to special-needs children. I know it is possible to cry and laugh at the same time, at least when Betty is on the other side of the conversation.

  2. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    I don't know her, but my heart breaks for her. My world would end if I lost my kids.

    Prayers and condolences to her and her family.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    My God, I had no idea. How terrible....and what a beautiful obituary.

    Prayers to Betty and her family.....RIP, Oscar.
  4. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    Betty sent me an e-mail to read at the Golf Writers dinner when I accepted her award for first place in the column writing contest.

    She said -- I could see her eyes twinkling through the tears -- "I'm sure you'll also want to tell everybody about how you finished third and I e-mailed you, 'Tough break, kid, keep at it.'"

    I love the woman.
  5. No one should ever have to bury thier own child. No one.

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