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Take a moment to read this obituary

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by heyabbott, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Obits | The Dickinson Press

    ...It is difficult to write about Bill. He lived three lives: before, during and after Vietnam. Before Vietnam, Bill was a handsome man, who wore clothing well; a man with white, straight teeth that showed in his ready smile. A state champion trap shooter, a low handicap golfer, a 218-average bowler, a man of quick, earthy wit, with a fondness for children, old men, hunting, fast cars, and a cold Schlitz. He told jokes well...
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  2. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Heartbreaking and beautiful.
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  4. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Not the point, but I couldn’t help but thinking how well-written it was throughout. Pitch perfect and presented carefully, which only helped the important underlying message.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Very sad story.
  6. BrownScribe

    BrownScribe Member

    Wow, that hit hard. Very well done. So many emotions, good and bad, captured perfectly.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, thank you for sharing. I'm glad his brother's email is at the bottom.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    If that obit doesn't help personify the horrors of war, nothing will.

    Well done. Thanks for sharing.
  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Good god. That’s a story.
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