Yikes another obituary gets my attention today. Dale Strom – longtime Richfield social studies teacher.
I say, “Yikes” because they’re dropping like flies. Yesterday I attended the funeral of an old family friend. The week before Shana attended the funeral of a father of a close childhood friend; the same friend whose wedding Shana and I met at.
I discovered these three recent deaths by reading the obituaries, a habit I’ve taken up with gusto. Prior to my mom’s death in January 2013, I relied on her as the source of death news. She never missed one, and would often call me if she thought I might have an interest a recent death.
Now the torch has passed to a new generation, and I’m doing my best to keep up the tradition. I still start each day reading the comics, and I read every last one of them. But after the comics it’s the obituaries, looking for an interesting story – or more recently a friend or loved one.