Susan Soper's Blog – April 2013 Archive (2)

Reconnecting Through Obituaries

Since I'm the only one of my siblings living in the town we grew up in – Atlanta – I am often the bearer of sad passings of friends from our childhoods. I monitor the obituaries daily and often send one to them, knowing they will be interested: A best friend's elderly mother, a favorite teacher, a boyfriend's dad and, just this week, an old boyfriend himself.

 

"He was the first boy I ever kissed," my sister Wendy said. "It was very awkward. I had just gotten braces…

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Added by Susan Soper on April 30, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Home Run to Heaven

As the St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks play their opening game of the 2013 season on April Fools’ Day, there is a “team” of fans who will be watching with particular nostalgia. The grown children of John George Hendel who died March 16 will no doubt be thinking of their dad, who was a fan of both teams as he was born in St. Louis but lived and died in…

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Added by Susan Soper on April 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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