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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #225 on: March 27, 2021, 11:46:58 AM »
Beverly Cleary has died at age 104.
NY Times obit
She was HUGE in our house, esp. with our oldest daughter. The Mouse and the Motorcycle was a big hit for a long time--including the creation of a diorama that earned an A+; I still remember saving dryer lint for her to use in making Ralph just the right color and fuzziness. 

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #226 on: March 27, 2021, 12:05:06 PM »
Beverly Cleary has died at age 104.
NY Times obit
She was HUGE in our house, esp. with our oldest daughter. The Mouse and the Motorcycle was a big hit for a long time--including the creation of a diorama that earned an A+; I still remember saving dryer lint for her to use in making Ralph just the right color and fuzziness.
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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #227 on: March 27, 2021, 05:14:08 PM »
Beverly Cleary has died at age 104.
NY Times obit

This is one of those obits that make me feel sad to know someone I admired has died yet feeling much more...hmm...I'm not actually sure what the right word would be.

It's some form of satisfaction that comes from knowing someone lived a long life doing work they deeply cared about, leaving behind a wonderful legacy in the form of their beloved books.

She was my favorite writer when I was little, and an author I still return to as an adult. I'm very much in awe of people who are able to write well for children, people who are able to tell memorable and moving stories using simple and direct language.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #228 on: March 27, 2021, 07:20:38 PM »
I enjoyed the Ramona books and the illustrations in those editions printed/released in the 1990s.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #229 on: April 09, 2021, 06:39:58 AM »
Prince Philip, aged 99.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #230 on: April 09, 2021, 12:56:53 PM »
Paul Greenberg, Pulitzer-prizewinning Arkansas journalist dies at the age of 84.  His Pulitzer work was before my time, but he was still a remarkable writer even late in life.



https://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/135308/pulitzer-winner-paul-greenberg-dead-at-84
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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #232 on: April 10, 2021, 06:02:48 PM »
Prince Philip, aged 99.

Here is the BBC News obit. The NYT had to bring in Oprah. Ugh!

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-10224525

And pictures: https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-36417297

Thanks for posting these BBC links, Langue_doc.  Interesting bio and photos.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #233 on: April 10, 2021, 07:37:01 PM »
I've been reading about Prince Philip from UK based news sources on my phone. Quite a life! 

Royalcentral.co.uk has some good coverage:
https://royalcentral.co.uk
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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #234 on: April 13, 2021, 06:46:20 AM »
"Prince Philip: 99 years, 143 countries and one very famous wife" 

This article shows the family tree of his descendants.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42651950

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #235 on: April 13, 2021, 07:36:55 AM »
Daunte Wright, shot to death on Sunday during a routine police stop in Minneapolis:

   https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56729673

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #236 on: April 13, 2021, 11:15:34 AM »
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Daunte Wright, shot to death on Sunday during a routine police stop in Minneapolis:

   https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56729673

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After seeing the video, it was not exactly 'routine' unless people routinely make a break for it and try to drive off. 

However, it is certainly unfortunate that the officer shot him.  His actions did not justify being shot.

Something probably needs to be done with the training of officers. This is hardly the first time an officer shot someone when they THOUGHT that they were using a Taser device. 
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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #237 on: April 18, 2021, 11:40:53 PM »
A year ago, 22 people in Nova Scotia were killed, and several more injured, when a shooter attacked both people known to him, as well as strangers, and set fire to several homes.*

Rest to those who died, and respite to those still suffering.

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* a plea was made by survivors and others to refrain from naming him, to avoid giving him any infamy; I'm abiding by that.
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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #239 on: April 23, 2021, 03:57:17 PM »
Jim Steinman. Yes, his music was excessive, but I loved it all the same, I especially enjoyed his work with Meatloaf.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/jim-steinman-dead/2021/04/21/2159f3a0-a211-11eb-a774-7b47ceb36ee8_story.html