The Springfield News-Leader
In my small hometown, death was a social lubricant. An expired citizen was not spoken of reverently but with the anticipated majesty that only a good funeral could provide.
I often heard the standard lament, “Oh, his death was so sad.” Translation: “Who you reckon’ll show up?”
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