Friday, August 31, 2012

A first for me: Obit for Annie

She then came to live with Dr. Carver, where she started her new job of public relations and personal protection, she excelled in both. When Annie was young, she loved tug of war and was the first puppy, of her litter, on the tug, and the last one to let go.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Amy Wheaton, enjoyed a good clean house

In addition to her many other accomplishments, Amy was a proponent of living life joyfully. She was known to sport anything from a clown wig, to a turban, to a witch's hat, and delighted in bringing fun into the serious. Amy was an avid gardener, pumpkin painter, bird lover, and naturalist, who enjoyed holidays, black labs, and a good clean house. She was famous for her listening and wise counsel.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Neil Armstrong by Neil Steinberg

Steinberg was at home Saturday afternoon and had just learned of Armstrong’s death from a Facebook post when the Sunday editor at the Sun-Times sent a text message asking him to write the piece. A little more than an hour later, Steinberg turned out a concise and eloquent 892-word essay on a man he considered a true American hero. (As a personal sign of respect to Armstrong, he put the flag out on his front porch.)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Temp Brown Jr., finder of exquisite croissants and more

Temp's zest for travel led him and Suzie to explore many different corners of the world. He especially enjoyed the planning of their trips. Temp always discovered charming places to stay, and where to find the most exquisite croissants.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Helen Gurley Brown, 90

"Helen Gurley Brown, who as the author of “Sex and the Single Girl” shocked early-1960s America with the news that unmarried women not only had sex but also thoroughly enjoyed it — and who as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine spent the next three decades telling those women precisely how to enjoy it even more — died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 90, though parts of her were considerably younger." Another spectacular lede by Margalit Fox!