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Tony Randall and Jack Klugman

Hard Work and Laughter — as shared by Jack Klugman

I DON’T BELIEVE HE’S DEAD. I love this guy. I knew him thirty years. We believed in the same thing. We both put in the work that was necessary to make it work and we were compatible that way. He was really open to … [Read More...]

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Keeping Memories Fresh and Green — as shared by Nick Clooney

I’M NOT SURE I HAVE COPED with the loss of my sisters. They seem very much a part of me even now. We were Depression kids and were each other’s resources and there was no opportunity for us to think of being separate … [Read More...]

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“The Funniest Woman You’ve Never Heard Of” — as shared by Gary Toll

AS CHILDREN, JUDY AND I WOULD PLAY a game we called “Make Me Laugh.” I was probably eight or nine at the time, and Judy was a   couple of years older than I. We would play characters and dress up in crazy … [Read More...]

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Keeping Their Memories Alive

As summer gives way to fall, several recent high-profile deaths have reminded us of the fragility of life. Among them: the shocking suicide … [Read More...]

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Appreciating Our Troops — as shared by the Wolfer Family

AS THE NEWS OF STUART’S TRAGIC DEATH SPREAD among family, friends, military, and business colleagues, we [his parents and sister] began to receive an outpouring of emails and notes sharing with us how Stuart affected each of their lives. We knew how special Stuart was to us, his family. What we did not know in such depth was how much […]

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A Grandmother’s Wisdom — as shared by Hazel Dukes

MY MOTHER’S MOTHER WAS SARAH HOPSON. My mother had a sister who died at an early age, so my mother was raised as an only child. She and her mother were very close, and after my grandfather died my grandmother moved in with us. We had never really lived too far apart. We lived on Mason Street in Montgomery, […]

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Preserving Positive Memories Through Memorial Stones — as shared by Susan C. Dessel

MEMORIAL STONES ARE BASED ON POSITIVE MEMORIES. When art is your work, what you do and how you do it really starts, I think, from the inside and comes out. Some of my work just comes from a year or two of thinking about images I constantly see around me. A lot of my work concerns death and the […]

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