Tag Archives: Death

Ten Little Piglets

One of the new piglets was limping – a broken leg? Two others were trying to shove it away from the feeding trough. Three legs were not enough. The piglet toppled over. Four minutes later, up in the hamlet, a … Continue reading

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Funerals

Ours being a large family aunts and uncles have been dying unsettlingly regularly for years. I have come to know how funerals work. The suppressed warmth when greeting those we only see on these occasions; the priest who must act … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Lawrence “Titus” Oates

“I may be some time.” – and out he went. “I am going outside and I may be some time.” Lawrence “Titus” Oates just left the tent. After many months that they had spent together, British men, all in their … Continue reading

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