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Felstead winning the 1928 Derby   From a letter by Roger Mortimer, onetime (horse) racing correspondent of The Sunday Times:  Racing has always contained some odd characters not invariably on the side of the law. One such was John Stewart who, when times were bad, used to do a bit
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  Surprisingly, perhaps, this is not more popular at funerals. Simple and catchy.    A son rarely tells his Father How he really feels, A handshake or a pat on the back 
is all that he reveals, I’d like to right that wrong, Here in this little song. Thank you
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  ED’S NOTE – Right back when A Giving Tribute was nobbut a concept, we loved the idea. Since those early days its creator, Liz Mowatt, has developed, trimmed and simplified her offer. She has persevered with the sort of grit and tenacity you’ve got to take your hat off
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  Professor Walther Thiel, an Austrian, developed an embalming process for medical cadavers. His process requires much less formaldehyde than conventional embalming fluids and, also, produces a much more ‘lifelike’ body with none of the hardness and stiffness associated with conventional embalming. Medical people are very keen on it —
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  “You get nearer to the shore and you can actually, for the first time, not just make out this dim, insubstantial cliff, but you can see the little houses and cars moving.” Jonathan Miller
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    From a report by Andy Bull in The Spin: Congratulations to Rangana Herath, the roly-poly Sri Lankan spinner whose 12 wickets at 33 each against Australia have bumped him up to fourth in the ICC’s Test bowling rankings. Herath took three for 47 in the fourth innings last
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina   Posted by Richard Rawlinson   We sometimes differentiate between religious and secular music at funerals, hymns such as Abide with Me or popular hits such as Candle in the Wind. It was ever thus with music’s capacity to move, ranging, even in the Middle Ages, from
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  Michael Wolff describes caring for his eldery, dementing mother in New York magazine. It’s a long piece and it will concentrate your mind. You’ll brood on it.  Warning: once you start, you won’t be able to put it down.  …what I feel most intensely when I sit by my