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OBITUARIES

Original post made on Jul 17, 2008

<i> The Almanac runs obituaries in its news section on people who lived in, or played a prominent role in, Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside. These obituaries are based on information provided by mortuaries and families. </i>

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Posted by Martin Engel
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Attention Almanac:

What do you think about running birth announcements next to the obituaries? Now that I'm a grandfather, I realize and appreciate the continuity of our existence more than ever. Our loved ones leave us but new loved ones arrive. Life goes on.

We all try to leave a world better than the one we inherited. Even when we don't succeed, it's the trying that we want to leave to the next generation. Bringing notice of those who are departed right next to those who have just arrived to replace them, seems to me to be a good thing to do.