[at-l] Vonnegut dies

camojack at comcast.net camojack at comcast.net
Thu Apr 12 09:21:16 CDT 2007

Great anecdote. 

I loved that bit in "Back To School" where he was paid to write a book report for Rodney Dangerfield on one of his own books...then the teacher said that he knew Rodney didn't write it, and that whoever wrote it didn't know the first thing about Vonnegut. So Rodney put a "stop payment" on the check.
(Great movie)

84 years is a pretty good run; I hope mine is comparable, but only if I can enjoy it...


-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: Bror8588 at aol.com 

> In a message dated 2007-04-12 07:47:43 Eastern Daylight Time, 
> athiker at smithville.net writes: 
> I see that my favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut, has passed away. That 
> saddens me a bit. Rumor has it my grandfather is about to do the same. 
> That'll sadden me, too. 
> It is sad to separate from the familiar and the very close people in our 
> families. We lose something and the loss leaves us empty. Even the 
> anticipation of loss can be stressful and cause us pain. Some assuage their 
> loss by 
> thinking that they will see the lost person in another life. Perhaps this is 
> true but my own practice is to attempt to remember them; all the humor, 
> poignancy, anger, love, etc., from my contact with them. I have regrets about 
> not 
> asking questions about history and experiences but there is nothing to be done 
> about that now except to inquire of others who may have known them. In 
> terms of Kurt Vonnegut, I can read his books and learn about him from 
> biographies 
> written about him. I last saw Kurt Vonnegut on March 13th at La 
> Mediterranie, a little French Bistro on Second Avenue in NYC -- less than a 
> month ago 
> (by one day). Life goes on. Children are born as old people die and life goes 
> on. We who feel the loss of losing loved ones also know the joy of 
> celebrating new life. 
> Skylander 

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