I did not know these people. Aside from Art Buchwald, I never heard of them in their lifetimes. But like the others I've written about before in the one-line obits, they spoke to me in the final summary of their lives.
Robert Anton Wilson, Writer: "To Bob, everything was interesting."
Richard Boston: "The seven ages of Richard boston encompassed being a journalist, marathon runner, biographer, artist, movie extra, peacenik, and all round eccentric."
Peter Pendergrast, Artist: "He painted with an exuberance that was breathtaking, as if he was determined to reveal how the very planet was born.
Gracie Cole, Cornetist, Trumpeter and Bandleader: "She continued to play music in the nursing home until a few weeks before her death."
Art Buchwald: "Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time you've got."
Now can I just say how happy I'll be to open my blog tomorrow and see something other than that dismal kitchen scene?