How we used to die; how we die now

A good read here.


2 thoughts on “How we used to die; how we die now

  1. Hi Larry,been a while since I commented here.

    This is a nice essay, sounds like we have lost something in our modern world.

    Let me give you another perspective.

    In 2012, Debbie Stabenow’s campaign asked me to attend a meeting and see if I could get something on tape from her opponents they could use. That didn’t work out, but I heard a lot of the important ideas that the tea party thought were just dandy.

    One I still remember (paraphrasing) —

    “Let’s remember, when we continue to increase spending for programs like medicare and social security, we are keeping our elderly from the greatest social safety net ever — their own families.” — That was from Pete Hoekstra, darling of the Tea Party.

    Let’s remember, the past was not always as rosy as the pretty word picture painted above. Propping Grandma up on her sunny bed might mean she was not receiving medical care that would put her back on her feet. Given the limited resources available, your weird elderly uncle might wind up locked in the attic.

    Thank you for listening,

    Paul Ray


    • Paul, my wife of 56 years is in the final stages of hospice care. She was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer May 25 and is now nearing the end. We are doing what we can to help her leave in comfort and peace. Sitting quietly looking out the window with family close at hand gives her pleasure.


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