Saturday, November 11, 2006

A Special Way With Cats

Spent the day thinking about work, working and reading death notices. In Britain these are short, factual and not very informative. In other parts of the world they are much richer. One in Friday's Saskatoon Star Phoenix caught my eye. The name doesn't matter - I don't know anyone in Saskatoon - I'm not even sure where it is. There was the usual paragraph listing relatives who either pre-deceased this man or who were left behind in mourning. And then a few short sentences which presented such a memorable picture of another human being. "Sid was always called on to fix anything from a computer to a kitchen sink. He had a special way with cats. He especially enjoyed a good game of cards" Sid sounded like a nice guy

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