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  A great day for him, a black day for me — cos I couldn’t be there, I had a prior engagement. Grr.
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  In a useful and instructive blog post, Bobbi Emel discusses what oldies need if they are to be able to adapt to the falling-to-bits process.  9243
Charles Cowling
  The six hundred year-old mummy of a Ming Dynasty woman, discovered during roadbuilding, is brought up from her grave by archaeologists.  Does curiosity about the past really justify disturbing the dead? At the GFG we customarily refer to archaeologists as grave-robbers and resurrection men.  Source   Hat tip to
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  If the Daily Mail didn’t exist, would the schtoopid things it reports ever happen? Probably not. Here’s what we mean.  A Bristol woman opens a letter addressed to her newly dead brother. It is headed claim ended: cl death Your claim for benefit has ended with effect from the
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Posted by Kathryn Edwards   Delving again into Emily Post’s funeral etiquette produces another fascinating blast from the past: the bereaved need to decide whether to hold the funeral in church or at the house.   Emily suggests that a church funeral can be more trying, in that the family have