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Seeking Truth About Life After Life

  • By admin
  • December 2, 2019

This is a true story. In the early morning hours of March 2, 1957, two sisters, Jean and Alice, sat in a hospital room, watching their seventy-nine-year-old mother, Ella, die. On December 28 of the preceding year, Ella had fallen and broken her hip. Complications from a hip fracture — potentially fatal even today — were a virtual death sentence in the 1950’s. The sisters, both in their late thirties, knew that the journey was nearly over — for several hours, Ella had been...

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Tunes From the Tombs

  • By admin
  • October 30, 2019

Joe Mitchell, the late bestselling author, used to take long walks in cemeteries, wandering among the graves, reflecting on the fate that "awaits us all." In one his New Yorker stories about a Staten Island cemetery where the area was so empty that it looked "as if everybody had locked up and gone off somewhere," his companion that day pointed out that "stones rot the same as bones rot, and nothing endures but the spirit." Those words, written more than 50 years ago, still ring true about...

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