It's been a while since a worthy obit line has shown itself but today we have a story about a different kind of remembrance with a man who places newspaper ads twice a year in memory of his wife, who died 10 years ago next month. It's a bittersweet tale.
"Seeing a population of Americans financially better off, impatient to get on with their lives after World War II and susceptible to the advertising shown on the latest new thing, their television sets, he concluded that victory belonged to the very bold."
And he was right!
“This [service] is going to be attended by bikers and knitters, attorneys, and doctors and cowboys, artists, craftsmen and regular workaday Joes,” he said. He also expects to see police and firefighters there, because when Mrs. Roberts was done testing recipes, she often dropped off her delicious meals and desserts to police stations and firehouses.
(H/T to Joan Lufrano)